12th October, 2012
Ayub (fourth right) poses for a photo with the recipients and KFC senior management on stage. Standing from left are Jamaludin, Rahim, Francis, Jennifer, Eva, Ling and Fred.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah plays a very important role in the KFC, Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery (PHD) businesses activities as in the first eight months of this year, KFC Sabah’s revenue rose 19.5 per cent to RM118 million compared to last year.
Pizza Hut Sabah’s revenue rose 14.5 per cent to RM22.7 million, disclosed QSR Brands Bhd & KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd chairman Dato’ Ayub Mion at the KFC and Pizza Hut Sabah 28th anniversary dinner at a resort on Wednesday.
Starting with just one restaurant in 1984, now Sabah has 48 KFC stores, 17 Pizza Hut restaurants and one PHD store, he said.
“We expect to open the first KFC Drive Thru in Sabah by end of October this year as well as another outlet in Kundasang before year end. Another outlet will also begin its operations early next year in Keningau,” Ayub revealed.
PHD is also rapidly expanding and are expected to open four new outlets in Sepangar, Putatan, Tuaran and Kingfisher in the coming months, he added.
“We now employ close to 2,000 people in Sabah. Our expansion will open more opportunities for career development and advancement as well as create new jobs for newcomers.
“We recognise that our people are our biggest asset. We want to hire, train, develop and retain employees of the highest calibre. So grab every opportunity that comes your way to further your careers and prospects,” he called.
As a responsible and caring corporate citizen, Ayub said KFC also place great emphasis on supporting numerous local projects and programmes dedicated to improving the quality of life and the vitality of the communities living around them.
“We believe in giving back to the communities wherever we operate, making a positive difference to the live of the people around us,” he stated.
And he said KFC Sabah is proud to be associated with the Sabah Society for the Deaf to integrate those with hearing impairments and disabilities within their workforce.
He was also proud that KFC Sabah had participated in the ‘No Plastic Day’ this year, fundraising for World Hunger Relief and annual charitable giving through Tabung Penyayang KFC and Projek Penyayang KFC.
In conjunction with the dinner celebration, KFC Sabah contributed financial aid amounting to RM21,000 to five selected charitable homes and organisations.
Of the total, Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan, Sabah Society for the Deaf and Society for the Sabah Heart Fund respectively received RM5,000 and the homes are respectively represented by Rahim Yahya, Francis Yong and Eva Susau.
Sabah Cheshire Home Kota Kinabalu and Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation each received RM3,000 and respectively represented by Jennifer Liew and Fred Raymond.
And the contribution of staff were also rewarded starting with Pizza Hut (PH) which saw PH Megalong store won the Best CER; Best CMS by PH Keningau; Customer Mania (Manager) — Normalawati Maslin (PH LahadDatu); Customer Mania (Team member) — JuriaCannumang (PH Keningau) and Most Outstanding Area Manager — Lam Mui Ping.
For KFC, the Best CER award went to KFC Grand Millenium; Best CMS — KFC Kota Marudu; Customer Mania (Manager) — AstutieManiran (KFC Kota Marudu); Customer Mania (Team member) — NorhayatiBteemrah (KFC Kota Marudu) and Most Outstanding Area Manager — Irene Chew.
Also present were QSR Brands Bhd & KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd Jamaludin Md Ali and KFC Malaysia senior vice president MJ Ling.