Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – A young entrepreneur has brought to Kenya the concept of Naked Pizza, a franchise that's basing its reputation on the usage of fresh ingredients.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Former banker Ritesh Doshi opened the Nairobi-based Naked Pizza store about a year ago on the promise of fast delivery and natural ingredients.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – The company's menu offers nine pizzas, including the Ragin' Cajun, made of ingredients such as beef sausage, chicken, garlic, mixed pepper and red onion.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Another option is the Mediterranean, made of artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, black olives and feta cheese.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – This is the Smokehouse, made of bbq sauce, red onions and chicken.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Doshi says his company, which employs 32 people, has received a "fantastic" response and is already seeing growth and profits.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Naked Pizza says it receives between 100 and 150 orders on slow days and up to 400 at busier times.
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Doshi's idea to bring the pizza franchise to his home country stems from his global travels working as an investment banker. He says in most places you can have a pizza delivered in about half an hour, so why not Kenya?
Naked Pizza hits Nairobi – Yet, running such a business in Kenya is not without problems. Doshi says government bureaucracy and building a supply chain have both been challenging.