A new Artcaffe branch has been opened in the CBD by US private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).
The opening of the new Chester house branch makes it the first restaurant among three other restaurants that had been earmarked for opening by Artcaffe in its expansion strategy.
The new eatery joins a growing network of Artcaffe restaurants like the Kimathi Street and Westminister (along Kenyatta avenue) restaurants.
Additionally, the restaurant brand has opened other outlets that are in operation such as the Westgate mall branch and the Limuru road one. These two branches are part of a new concept under the eatery’s umbrella known as ArtBakery.
Since the lifting of the temporary COVID-19 suspension of restaurants by the government, the coffee chain has been operating 20 of its outlets-which have been offering dine in and takeaway services.
In 2019, the eatery had opened a total of 14 outlets and currently has more than 30 branches across the city.
ECP acquired ArtCaffe Group for sh3. 5 billion. The deal highlighted a return of the private equity firm into the restaurant industry after it sold its Java shares in 2018.