Captain DoRegos opens shop in Zim
INTERNATIONAL fast-food chain, Captain DoRegos, will open its first shop in Hwange town today in what observers view as a show of investment confidence in Zimbabwe.
The project has already created sixteen jobs for locals who have undergone training in South Africa for compliance with regional and international standards.
DoRegos boasts of dozens of outlets across Africa with franchises run under Blacksnow, a holding group to Slimline Entertainment company that also operates international franchises — Panarottis and Spur.
BlackSnow holdings chief executive officer, Mr Blessing Makuro, said the business targeted the mining town after realising that residents had for long been deprived of ‘decent’ fast food service.
“We will start with Captain DoRegos as we add value to the community in the town who are not spoilt for choice in as far as quality and affordable places to have a meal is concerned. Captain DoRegos operating from Coronation drive in the CBD will offer burgers, fish, chips, chicken, and refreshments. In addition, Captain DoRegos will for the first time in its trading history offer pizza,” said Mr Makuro.
He said this was the best time to come into the mining town and the shop was committed to provide quality service to residents.
“Looking at the food industry and the gap we saw, this was the best time to position ourselves here and later expand to major cities as well as remote towns in Zimbabwe,” Mr Makuro said.
The outlet will cater for all income earning target groups- low, middle and high with meals pegged from as little as $3 up to $16. The store has sit-in facilities for families, TV sets, a sound system, indoor and outdoor ablution facilities as well as upholstered furniture to keep customers comfortable.
Mr Makuro and his team have their eyes set on community involvement through profits realised to include facilities for children such as golf tournaments, soccer