Multinational food chain store, Pizza Hut has expanded its network in Uganda, by opening up a new branch at Shell Entebbe.

Last year, Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, embarked on a project of upgrading its service stations to offer a wider range of services to both shoppers and motorists who visit the stations, by partnering with reputable industry providers to offer best in class additional services to their customers.

Pizza Hut a leading American restaurant chain and international franchise known for Italian-American cuisine including pizza and pasta as well as side dishes and desserts, will be offering Shell customers more convenience as they fuel or service their vehicles at Shell Entebbe service station.

Speaking at opening of the outlet, the Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda, Hans Paulsen said that Vivo Energy understands that customers, now look for more than just a fill-up when they drive into Shell forecourts and it’s not just about the quality fuels and lubricants anymore, but rather the delivery of a complete service station experience which includes quick meals and shopping. 

“We cherish our customers and as such Vivo Energy continuously strives for innovative and more convenient ways of satisfying its customers. We are proud to be partnering with Pizza Hut and offering our customers unique experiences and indeed giving them more reasons to love Shell” said Hans.

The Managing Director of Pizza Hut Uganda Bill Alley, said that Pizza Hut has been well received in Uganda. Entebbe in particular is special because it is the first express Pizza Hut in the whole of Africa. We continue to take pride in the fact that we continue to are deliver international services in Uganda. We are thrilled to have partnered with Vivo Energy to offer more convenience to Shell customers” said Bill Alley.

The opening of the new store, comes with a promotion where motorists who purchase 100,000 worth of fuel get a free Pizza and shoppers who spend 50,000 in the select shop will also win free Pizza. Entebbe is a destination for beach goers, bikers and golfers, both Pizza Hut & Shell Entebbe have specific offers for them.

Notes to editors:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda since 1953.

Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 17,500 m³ and 127 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Uganda employs around 120 employees. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to airports through customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Uganda

Jean Mugisha

Tel: +256 776 754100

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