AmCham Ghana Exec. Secretary, Simon Majie had an investment meeting with Robert Lu, General Manager – Africa Division, EMEA at Burger King Corporation and other investors in Accra.
Robert Lu is in Ghana to engage with Burger King franchise owners, to prospect for the expansion of the brand and explore means to improve the supply chain for effective service delivery in Ghana. Lu is also looking to get new franchisees to introduce Tim Hortons and Popeyes brands to the Ghanaian market.
Burger King currently has three restaurants in Accra and want to increase that number significantly in the next five years. Lu cited the country’s current favorable business climate as the reason for Burger King’s renewed interest in expanding its business in Ghana.
Tim Hortons Inc. (known as Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop in some countries) is a fast-food restaurant chain, specializing in coffee and donut items. It is Canada’s largest quick-service restaurant chain; as of December 31, 2018, it had a total of 4,846 restaurants in 14 countries. The company has its headquarters in Toronto.
The company was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton (1930–1974) and Jim Charade (1934–2009), after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants. On August 26, 2014, Burger King agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for US$11.4 billion; the chain became a subsidiary of the Canadian holding company Restaurant Brands International, which is majority-owned by Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital. Learn more
Popeyes is an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana and headquartered in Miami, Florida. Since 2008, its full brand name is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.and it was formerly named Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits. It is currently a subsidiary of Toronto-based Restaurant Brands International.
Popeyes serves chicken dishes in mild and spicy flavors and offers sides such as red beans and rice, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with Cajun-style gravy, Cajun rice, macaroni & cheese, and coleslaw. In addition to fried chicken, other entree items include a chicken-and-sausage jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches. Learn more