The Challenges and Prospects of Managing Specialty Restaurants in Ethiopia: A Case Study of Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant

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Addis Ababa University


This paper presents a case study of Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant which is a specialty restaurant located in Addis Ababa. Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant was established in November 1992 with a registered capital of 7,000 birr. The owners of the Restaurant are Mr. Antonios and his wife Mrs. Teshomech. The first branch of Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant was opened in Haya Hulet area of Addis Ababa. When the restaurant was opened, it was fully staffed by the owners and their children. Currently, the restaurant has two branches and about 40 employees. Despite the presence of many factors that are constraining the growth of the business, Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant is a profitable enterprise. However, the business still has the opportunity for further growth and profitability. This paper assesses the operational and managerial challenges that the restaurant is encountering, describes the kitfo preparation process as well as human resource management issues at the restaurant, explores alternative expansion strategies, and proposes some recommendations that can help Teshomech Kitfo Restaurant achieve its goals more fully.



Prospects of Managing Specialty Restaurants