Tuxie’s take-aways in Kasie style
Businesswoman and brainchild behind Pewa Comestics and Xwama Restaurant, Twapewa Kadhikwa and her husband Erastus Kadhikwa this week opened Namibia’s very first fast food outlet Tuxie’s.
Located along Claudius Kandovazu street in Wanaheda, Katutura, the fast food outlet offers the public a ‘kasie’ style of food at affordable prices.
Twapewa said Katutura’s people can now enjoy gourmet pizza with a twist, delicious walkie talkies, burgers including the ‘Katu burger’, hot dogs, the South African famous ‘bunny chow’ as well as flame grilled chicken which can be served with either chips or pap.
“The idea to open Tuxie’s started over Christmas dinner last year on Lazarus Jacobs’ farm. Previously I had been thinking of a new concept to bring something new to Namibia and I came up with Tuxie’s. I believe that it’s not time for us to be entrepreneurs but afropreneurs and sell our dreams to the world because Africa is pregnant with potential. We can not be victims and say that an idea was stolen from me. We must be the change we want to become”, said Twapewa.
Also speaking at the opening, Executive Director of Paragon Investment Holdings, Lazarus Jacobs urged the community of Katutura to support Kadhikwa, “You do not have to be shareholder of a business to support it or help someone’s business, even your physical presence helps, so do come and eat at Tuxie’s so we can see Tuxie’s not only in Namibia but across the globe”.
Kadhikwa told the Economist that the total investment for the opening of the fast food outlet was about N$380,000 and has so far created employment for 11 people. Tuxie’s was opened with assistance from Namib Poultry Industries who helped with the branding, product development and training of staff. Later, the chicken producer helped with product testing, recipe development as well as the purchasing of some of the kitchen equipment.
“We always want to develop skills and this is the perfect opportunity for us to do so”, said Namib Poultry Industries Development Manager, Kosie Henn, who was responsible for the training of the staff at Tuxie’s.
“Our plan is to operate this store for 12 months before we decide to branch out or design franchises to be modelled and sold” concluded Twapewa.
Tuxie’s is open every day of the week with operating hours being Monday to Thursday and Sunday from nine to nine and Friday and Saturday from nine to eleven in the evening.