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The Beginning of A True Business And End To A Trend

November 24, 2018

When it all began and we started to spread the word FOOD TRUCKS in the UAE back in 2013 - 2014, there were many friends, clients, investors, big brand all said the same thing “This is a Trend” ...

Middle East Restaurant Project Report

July 15, 2018

The restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing sector in the Middle East and has grown exponentially over the last few years, with currently valued at US$13.2 billion in the UAE alone, and expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of around 8% to reach US$29.3 billion by 2020...

Only The Cream Rises To The Top

July 07, 2018

The food and beverage scene in the UAE over the last five years has been moving at an almost unstoppable pace.

The Practice of Tip Pooling Is Killing Service at Our Restaurants

June 05, 2018

What Happened to tipping in the GCC region?

In the early days of the 1980's I recall a sign posted at a bar that read: Tipping is not a city in China. The goal was to make the guest aware of tipping their bartender. 

Dubai Tourism reveals top ten hidden F&B gems

February 07, 2018

Dubai’s favourite food secrets have been unveiled in the lead up to Dubai Food Festival 2018.

As part of the city’s culinary celebration set to begin on February 22, residents and visitors are invited to experience these Hidden Gems through daily value meals during the festival.

UAE’s ever-growing home delivery market currently valued at AED 12.9 billion (US$ 3.5bn)

June 10, 2017

The Noodle House launched a dedicated delivery hub and industrial kitchen in April to expand its in-restaurant dining business. The new delivery hub will cater to the UAE’s ever-growing home delivery market which is currently valued at AED 12.9 billion with an ambition to increase its own online orders by 25%. Now open in Dubailand, the delivery hub expands Noodle House’s geographical reach and improves customer experience in existing delivery areas.

Colorado restaurant chain to open 25-30 restaurants in the Middle East in 2017

June 10, 2017

A Colorado restaurant chain has begun its big expansion in the Middle East by opening its first restaurant in Kuwait. Golden-based Boston Market Corp. said its first Middle East restaurant opened in Jabriya of the Hawalli Governorate in Kuwait. Another Kuwait restaurant will open soon in Sabah Al Salem of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate. Boston Market announced its Middle East expansion plans back in June, when it said planned to open "25-30" restaurants.

Oman's culinary industry sees boom in demand

June 10, 2017

Themed restaurants and new cuisines indicate changing tastes and attitudes within the Gulf country. Muscat's burgeoning dining scene, a contrast from the city’s previously mundane and limited culinary selection, is an expression of the Omani people’s changing lifestyles, attitudes, and the influx of tourism. Oman's hotel and restaurant industry is among the fastest growing sectors in the world according to the Oman Tourism Report. In the last year, several restaurants, international franchises and cafés have opened – among them two restaurants that have created a unique market for themed dining.​​

Report: The Middle East Restaurant Industry's rapid growth!

June 03, 2017

The restaurant industry in the Middle East is growing at a pace that is exceeding its infrastructure.  With hundreds of billions being pumped in to mind-boggling developments throughout the region, there is an appetite for new restaurants that exceeds any other region in the world.

Industry News: How to ensure your F&B outlet thrives during Ramadan

May 19, 2017

Glee Hospitality Solutions managing director Abdul Kader Saadi. - During Ramadan the loss of daytime business can have a huge impact on revenue and affect an operation's bottom line, says Glee Hospitality Solutions managing director Abdul Kader Saadi. "It is of course quieter during the day, however, for most food and beverage outlets, we can increase volume during Iftar and Suhour time," Saadi adds.

Industry News: ArmyNavy Burger + Burrito looking to open in the Middle East

May 06, 2017

ArmyNavy Burger + Burrito is a fast casual restaurant chain, originally from the Philippines, serving fresh-made premium quality burgers, burritos and other great American-Mexican cuisine.

Industry News: Russo's Restaurants Targets Middle East Markets For Growth

April 06, 2017

Russo's Restaurants, parent company of Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen with locations in the U.S., UAE and Saudi Arabia, will expand throughout the Middle East over the next 10 years with an aggressive multi-unit franchise growth strategy.

Industry News: An Exhibitor's Reflections on Gulfood and, Dine Exhibitions 2017 Dubai

March 25, 2017

Now that I have had a chance to catch my breath, and rest from a grueling 10 days (Set up and breakdown included) of Gulfood and Dine Exhibition, I can offer a recap as to my observations for both events.

Report: GCC F&B industry experiencing unprecedented growth

Citing an industry study, the report reveals that food consumption in the region alone will likely reach 51.9 million metric tons by 2019, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5 per cent between 2014 and 2019...

Report: UAE F&B market to reach $13.2 billion by 2018

The UAE’s food and beverage (F&B) sector is expected to grow by around 4 per cent annually to $13.2 billion in 2018 as new outlets open and tourist numbers grow, according to a new report by KPMG, a global audit firm..

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