Opinions & Features August 12, 2019 at 07:00 am

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Mildred Europa Taylor August 12, 2019 at 07:00 am

August 12, 2019 at 07:00 am | Opinions & Features

Paul Kihiko — How We Made It In Africa

Paul Kihiko, Kenya

His idea for Wing It Nairobi, Kenya’s first chicken wings only fast-food joint was born over lunch with friends.

“When the waiter came to the table with the menu, it had all the usual items: burgers, chicken, everything. But everybody somehow decided to take chicken wings – the whole table. So I thought, why not start something because it’s a business I have seen working very well in Europe and the US. It’s a huge industry” the 30-year-old said in an interview recently.

Wing It has two restaurants in the Galleria and The Hub shopping malls in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The company, which has been successful despite competition from global fast-food brands, offers chicken wings in 15 flavours, which Kihiko himself created by experimenting with different recipes. 

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