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Melcom Group of Companies acquires Pizza Hut in Ghana

GNA – Melcom Group of Companies, the diversified business conglomerate, has announced its entry into the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business by acquiring the international franchise rights for Pizza Hut in Ghana.

A statement released by the Melcom Group of Companies, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the franchise would be operated by the group’s company – Skyline International Limited.

“Pizza Hut is globally recognized as the world’s largest pizza chain, with over 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries around the world, and will soon be relaunched in Ghana,” he said.

He said Melcom Limited (Melcom) has a network of 50 retail outlets and continues to grow at a rapid rate, adapting to meet the needs of its customers across the country.

He noted that it has brought shopping to the doorsteps of Ghanaians across the country, making Melcom “Where Ghana Shops”.

The release says that with the introduction of Pizza Hut, it aims to be the preferred destination for families to have the “best pizza in the world.”

The group’s board of directors said: “We are extremely excited and optimistic about our partnership with Pizza Hut in Ghana. This new business area gives a head start to our vision of being a diverse group and creates more employment opportunities alongside our expansion of the existing core retail business ”.

“We will be announcing the relaunch of the brand very soon and will grow significantly across the country over the next two years. “

Mr. Ewan Davenport, Managing Director of Pizza Hut Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said: “Pizza Hut International is proud to partner with the Melcom Group to reopen Pizza Hut in Ghana”.

“We are excited about the prospect of our new partnership and have no doubts that we will grow and prosper. We look forward to many years proudly serving the best pizza in the world to the wonderful people of Ghana ”.

Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has more restaurants in the world than any other pizza company.

Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates approximately 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries.

Melcom Group of Companies is a business conglomerate with diverse business interests in organized retail, modern commerce, plastics manufacturing, electronics assembly, and travel.

Its flagship brand, Melcom Limited, is the largest organized retail business in West Africa with more than 50 retail stores across the country.

Founded in 1989, it has been named one of the best business houses in West Africa for the past 32 years.