KFC will start its operations in Rwanda after signing partnership agreements with VIVO Energy, a company that distributes and markets Shell and Engen branded fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers in Africa.
The agreements state that KFC will own 50% of the franchise where it will be operating under the name "Kuku Foods" which is the copyrighted franchise name of KFC in East Africa.
After signing the agreements, KFC announced on its Instagram page that it would shortly begin operating in Rwanda.
The announcement stated, "It might not have been the best year but don’t worry, here’s something to look forward to in 2020."
Even though no opening date has been announced, social media platforms are flooded with pictures showing KFC building currently under construction. The building is located in Remera besides SP gas station on the main road from Kicukiro, commonly known as Prince House junction.
KFC has over 23,000 KFC outlets in more than 140 countries and territories around the world with 17,000 outlets located in the United States. The Chicken restaurant chain serves at least 185 million customers every week with half of them from the US.
The chain counts 12 million customers across the world from 115 countries and operates in 22 countries in Africa including Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.