Exactly 2 years after opening the first KFC restaurant in Ulaanbaatar on May 29th, 2013 and having served almost 3 million customers - KFC Mongolia is opening its sixth and the very first Drive Thru in Mongolia. Today, Piper Anne Wind Campbell, US Ambassador to Mongolia, Bayangol District Governor D. Orosoo, Ajay Kumar, Restaurant Excellence Manager of KFC, and D. Hulan, CEO of Tavan Bogd Foods LLC cut the ribbon on the first KFC Driver Thru in Mongolia.
The special lane for Drive Thru is located near the entrance where customers can order their KFC food and beverages and collect their orders in the comfort of their car’s seat.
The building houses both KFC and Pizza Hut brands enclosing in between, children’s playground and Eye click interactive games, giving families with children a truly unique experience over a great meal. To mark its opening, grandiose drum show by the Japanese Taiko drummers and motorbike stunts performed at the Grand Opening ceremony. Driving red Mustang, Ambassador Campbell and CEO Hulan, were the first two customers who ordered through the Drive Thru announcing its opening.
D. Hulan, CEO of Tavan Bogd Foods LLC, in an interview said “Exactly two years ago when we opened our first KFC store, we promised to deliver the first ever Drive Thru experience in Mongolia! I am now glad to announce that we have managed to keep that promise!”
The benefit of the Drive Thru, she said “is convenience for customers to take away and less waiting period. Also having both KFC and Pizza Hut brands together gives even more options to our customers, you can take-away, dine-in or even get it delivered to your home.”
When asked about the reason to have a store catered only to suit a left hand side wheel cars, she said, “It will be a challenge but as Mongolian road and traffic regulations are all based on the left hand wheel cars we should do the same”.
She revealed, “We are working to introduce another two new KFC stores and they will be located at Zaisan and 1st micro-district, both to open within 2015.”
She added, “We are also looking to open more KFC stores at other parts of UB however, the important factor is finding a suitable location.”
Open from 10am until 11pm daily, the KFC Drive Thru located at Peace Avenue (near formally known 25th pharmacy), will offer a limited menu to allow a quick service. However, the dine-in and takeaways from inside the store will offer the full menu.
The public is welcome to visit the first-ever Drive Thru in Mongolia.
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