TN Grill, commenced operations on the 17th of March 2012, the same day that TN Mart was also launched. On this day the first branch at the corner of R Mugabe and Fourth Street was opened. Currently, TN Grill has opened a total of five branches in Harare and it is planning on expanding its network in Harare CBD and surrounding residential neighborhoods (Rufaro Marketing sites) as well as in other towns and major highways.
TN grill was borne out of the need to fill in the gap in the fast food industry. Traditionally, the industry had been serviced by one dominant player, creating a monopoly within the market. Since dollarization, the economy has been on a recovery path and the improved liquidity on the market has left many consumers with improved spending propensities. Eating habits have also shifted from the traditional family dinner to fast foods and eating out. These factors have offered an opportunity to enter fast foods and fill the void that one player could not satisfy.