Almost 8 months after closing a $1 million pre-seed round to launch its on-demand food service, Kenyan-based company Kune has announced operations in Nairobi.
Founded by CEO Robin Reecht in December 2020, Kune aims to deliver freshly made, ready-to-eat meals at arguably affordable prices.
On raising the pre-seed round, Kune went on a hiring spree over a period of months and later introduced their newly built Gigakitchen, Office, and Kitchen Studio.
“We have seen the demand for home-made healthy meals on order gain momentum in Kenya. Last year, we managed to raise $1 million pre-seed funding which has enabled us to develop our factory capacity, boost research capabilities and strengthen the delivery system. Presently, Kune has a capacity to produce and deliver up to 8,000 meals per day.” Kune said.
The firm also launched their mobile application to enable customers make orders.
“In the past few months, we have seen tremendous growth in demand owing to our dynamic menu and friendly prices. We have invested heavily in research and development where we have a fully dedicated in-house team working consistently on our menu advancement so as to meet the changing demands of customers while also bridging the nutrition and price gap. Our prices range between KES 250 to KES 360 for a balanced meal including a fruit salad,” Managing Director, Ms Faith Mwendia said.
The company also said their operations have started with four meal hubs located in various locations in Nairobi and plans to scale up operations across Nairobi and expand to other towns across the country in the next year.
According to Kune, the 4 locations will be fully operational by the end of March 2022. They include:
- One on Nairobi City CBD along University way
- Another on Sameer business park on Mombasa road
- And two more along Thika road and Lang’ata road.
The firm claims to acquire food from local suppliers and apply manufacturing efficiencies that allow it to deliver three balanced-diet meals each day (2 non-veg, 1 veg) while also taking advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Updated on March 1, 2022.