American fast food retail chain, Burger King, is expected to start its operations in Nigeria by the fourth quarter of 2021.
Nairametrics reported an exclusive interview with Antoine Zammarieh, Burger King’s franchisee in Nigeria and Managing Director, Allied Food & Confectionery Services Limited.
“Burger King will start operations by Autumn, i.e. between September and November 2021. We have set up the Quality Control unit and have met some of our local suppliers to seal the deal. Also, we have sent some of the ingredients to America to test quality,” Mr Zammarieh said.
In March, Mr Zammarieh had announced that the fast-food retail brand had its sights set on the Nigerian market.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce our signing of a development agreement with Burger King for the Nigerian market.
“I believe this would be a tremendous step towards giving more confidence to the Nigerian market and consumers in general, especially during these hard times.
“I always believed in Nigeria and its people. I am confident this venture will go a long way and prove successful for Burger King, Nigeria and our company,” Mr Zammarieh posted on his LinkedIn page.