Java House Africa axes staff in bid to weather COVID-19 storm

KENYA – East African leading coffee and food chain, Java House Africa has announced staff layoffs as it strives to stabilize its operations from COVID-19 occasioned disruptions. The coffee chain has indicated that it will initialize the staff rationalization exercise through a voluntary separation option program that will provide an incentivized option to workers willing to resign by November 27. The program is targeting staff in different branches, starting with staff who have completed at least 4 Years of service within the group, commissary staff who have completed at least…

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Java House launches a new fast food chain brand ‘Kukito’

Kenya – Java House Africa, leading East African coffee and food chain has launched a new brand under its restaurant portfolio dubbed Kukito, specializing in grilled chicken. “In Kukito we are bringing the Kenyan spirit, celebrating our origin through a nice local vibe. It is a brand for the young, witty and bold Kenyan,” said Java chief executive,Paul Smith. “Our chicken, prepared in a very special way, will be a healthier alternative to deep fried chicken. We are bringing good old grilled chicken, with a twist, stacked with a lot…

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Restaurant chain Java House opens new branch in Rwanda in US$10m expansion drive

RWANDA – Restaurant chain Java House Africa has opened a new branch in Rwanda as part of its US$10 million commitment for expansion within the region, reports Business Daily. This marks the second outlet that Java House operates in the country after it launched the first coffee house in January 2017. The group, which currently runs 63 outlets, said that the investment will be focused in opening new branches across Africa. Speaking during the launch of the outlet, Sam Imende, Java House Head of Property said; “Our goal is to…

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