THE Motibhai Group has plans to establish six Burger King outlets and drive-through facilities in Nadi and Suva in the next two years.
This, according to the group's executive director Kirit Patel, would create about 90 to 120 new employment opportunities. Mr Patel said each outlet would be constructed and biult to Burger King International standards, adding they were looking at investing about $750,000 on each outlet and $1.5million for the drive-through facility.
"We are expecting the first outlet by April or May next year. We have secured and bought a very substantial property between Nadi Airport and Nadi Town in Martintar and will be developed into a fullfleged drive-through restaurant facility," he said.
Mr. Patel said they put in a tender for some outlets at the Nadi International Airport and had successfully won two tenders. He said they would have two facilities at the Nadi International Airport - one in the transit lounge and another on the land side with people coming into the arrival terminal.
"Burger King has been looking at the Fiji market for a few years. We have been appointed after a thorough screening by Burger King International. "We were shortlisted and asked to make a submission and we did that."
He said they were actively looking at a number of premises and properties in Suva. "If all goes well, we would also like to establish at least two to three outlets in Suva but that may come later next year."
With six outlets planned in the next 24 months, he said, they would consider other parts of Fiji to expand the Burger franchise. (Source: Fiji Times by , Ropate Valemei)