Construction work for D.M.C. Savai'i outlet underway
The Dad Mom Children (D.M.C.) restaurant chain has secured a location for their Savai'i outlet.
Construction work is underway at the Salelologa wharf at the old Samoa Shipping warehouse, where the fast-food restaurant will be located. A date for the official opening has not been confirmed.
In the meantime, the D.M.C. team is looking to hire Savai'i residents, 18 years and older who are willing to work for the Savai'i branch.
The restaurant chain is owned by Tu’itu’iga Teeking Weng, who moved to Samoa from China in 2009.
In a previous interview with the Samoa Observer, Tu'itu'iga said the name D.M.C. is the abbreviation for Dad, Mom, and Children and was inspired by the Samoan culture of love and hospitality within families.
“Samoa is my home now and making several businesses around the country is nothing else but to help our families make money and enjoy fast food that can be healthy too,” he said.
The restaurant chain has proven popular in Samoa with their fried chicken menu. Other items are meals with chips and local tuna.
The goal of the restaurant chain is to set up outlets across the country that would provide healthy fast food as well as employment opportunities for locals, according to Tu’itu’iga.
Last year, they opened up their Moto’otua outlet, bringing the number of outlets they have opened up in the country to five.
Two other outlets are yet to be officially opened to the country, at Faleula and Puipa’a.
The company intends to set up 10-12 fast food outlets in Samoa.
The team will start conducting interviews with interested persons in Savai'i on 16 and 17 March.
The soon-to-be-opened D.M.C. Savai'i outlet will add to a number of restaurants providing Savai'i residents and travelers between the two islands an added option when choosing where to dine.
Salelologa is the center for all the businesses in Savai'i and one of the busiest locations on the island.