9 March 2018

Thavhani Mall welcomes Rocomamas, Burger King and KFC to its first-rate retail mix

 

Since the 50,000sqm regional Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, opened its doors late last August, millions of shoppers have visited the mall. Based on their shopping habits and preferences the mall is adding three exciting restaurant brands to its mix.

The very first Burger King in Limpopo will open at Thavhani Mall in April 2018. Thohoyandou’s first Rocomamas, which is only the second of its kind in the province, is set to open at the mall this month. Furthermore, sought-after quick service restaurant brand KFC will welcome hungry Thavhani Mall shoppers to its store when it opens later in April this year.

The exciting introduction of these three strong brands to Thavhani Mall is being driven by the unique shopping patterns, specifically the strong trading being achieved by the mall’s already thriving Spur, McDonald’s and Nandos restaurants.

National brand Rocomamas is being brought to Thohoyandou by a local Limpopo-based franchisee who knows the market and believes its on-trend smash burger concept, which will also allow patrons to enjoy beers on tap, will be a hit with the local market.

Rocomamas also allows the family to enjoy a quality, casual dining experience and, for this reason, it will be located opposite Spur at Thavhani mall, forming a family-friendly focal point. Adding to its energised experience, the new Rocomamas will also feature external seating facing the nearby major road creating a great vibe at night.

Burger King, the international brand that is a relatively new and wildly popular entrant to the South African market, will make provincial history when it opens its first store at Thavhani Mall. This corporate store will enjoy a prime position at the mall, between the new KFC and kids’ entertainment venue Hard Hats. Together, these three brands will create a vibey hub where patrons will also be able to soak up the energy of the location, with external seating to enjoy the beautiful Limpopo climate.

Ever-popular in South Africa and in high demand at Thavhani Mall, its new KFC will be run by local Venda businesspeople who know their market exceptionally well as they already have several stores within the Thohoyandou area.

The all-new world-class Thavhani Mall offers the biggest selection of shopping and leisure retail in its region with almost 140 stores, restaurants and service outlets. It is the first, fully enclosed ultra-modern double-storey regional mall in Thohoyandou. Thavhani Mall is owned by Thavhani Property Investments, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment, and JSE-listed retail REIT Vukile Property Fund.

Paul Gerard, Managing Director of Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment, comments: “The shopper response to Thavhani Mall has been phenomenal. We believe it is important to get to know our customers, to really listen to their retail and leisure needs, and to show our local consumers that we understand them by giving them more of what they want. By introducing Rocomamas, Burger King and KFC to Thavhani Mall, we are putting our shoppers first.”

Gerard adds the mall will continue to find exciting, productive and enjoyable ways of helping shoppers meet their needs and giving them even more to enjoy at Thavhani Mall.