Kauai expands to Namibia

The healthy quick-service-restaurant group, Kauai, recently opened its second international store in Namibia. The store is situated in the Maerua Mall in Windhoek and also caters to the needs of local shoppers and gym-goers.
“In our mission to be a global brand, our presence in Namibia is definitely another great achievement for Kauai. We took our first step onto the international stage during February in Dubai. Our first store in Namibia is one of several planned over the next year within Namibia and other international markets,” says Kauai chief global development officer, Geli Briolas.
The Kauai group, now in its 18th year was started in Cape Town by three college friends who were inspired by an experience on the Hawaiian island of Kauai – enjoying the natural, fresh produce and flavours and a healthier way of life.
The brand has grown significantly and currently has 143 stores nationwide. The group further plans to establish 10 more, later this year.
“We are very excited and honoured to open the first-ever Kauai store in Namibia – this is a pioneering brand entering our food and beverage industry. Being awarded the second international franchise licence after Dubai is quite an achievement for us. We see this as an opportunity to showcase this successful South African brand locally, and improve healthy eating through a Kauai experience,” says Kauai Namibia franchisee, Estelle Tjipuka.
Kauai plans to expand into India, the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Australia, Canada and ‘possibly’, US.