60 seconds with Rana Khoury, GM of Crumz in Amman

60 seconds with Rana Khoury, GM of Crumz in Amman

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Our plans were to expand and franchise inside and beyond Jordan. However, at the moment, we do not have a clear vision due to the current uncertainties.

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The story of Hallab 1881: From building legacy to pivoting in the time of crisis

The story of Hallab 1881: From building legacy to pivoting in the time of crisis

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The quality and taste of our signature ‘Kashta’ has been standardized with Libnor to become the reference. That is yet another achievement.

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5 questions with Rony Abou Saab, founder of Sandwich W Noss

5 questions with Rony Abou Saab, founder of Sandwich W Noss

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“We have built a solid franchise system and we are in negotiations with various key markets that have shown very high interest in the brand,” said Abou Saab

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AWJ Investments to expand homegrown UAE F&B concept to Europe and the USA

AWJ Investments to expand homegrown UAE F&B concept to Europe and the USA

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AWJ Investments will expand Operation Falafel restaurants in three global capitals: New York, London and Paris. The first expected in Q2 of 2020 in NYC.

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Pop-up franchises more than a passing trend?

Pop-up franchises more than a passing trend?

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In the era of social media, zapping and ever-changing new trends, restaurant operators have a challenging time staying in vogue. Changing your décor, menu and vibe every other month to keep customers on their toes is a big ask for many venues and perhaps difficult to achieve for some. The growing trend of pop-up concepts, however, could be a way around the problem. Setting up a temporary restaurant may initially seem quite ambitious, given that it requires an upfront investment similar to what’s required for a permanent project, before closing down soon after. But don’t judge this book by its cover, as Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, explains

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Middle East Franchise Market Overview

Middle East Franchise Market Overview

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Restaurants, like any other business, aim to adopt a model that enables them to make a profit and viably expand their interests in untapped markets and benefit from their profit potential. One model that has become increasingly popular as a way of achieving these goals is franchising. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director and owner of Glee Hospitality Solutions, breaks down the regional market

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Chains and franchises VS stand-alone restaurants

Chains and franchises VS stand-alone restaurants

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The topic of whether Dubai has yet to establish itself as a true food-destination city is one that prompts animated discussion within the industry. Some experts think independent restaurants are at risk of falling into the standardization trap and losing that all-important passion for food. Daniel During, principal and management director of Thomas Klein International, looks at the pitfalls and how to avoid them

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Aleph Hospitality signs franchise agreement with Marriott for a property in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality signs franchise agreement with Marriott for a property in Kenya

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Aleph Hospitality, which has earmarked a pipeline of 35 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2025,manages hotels directly for owners.

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Franchise Opportunity Report 2019

Franchise Opportunity Report 2019

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The year 2018 was one of the most challenging to date for franchising, but fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Read the latest report from Hospitality News Middle East.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit debuts in Abu Dhabi

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit debuts in Abu Dhabi

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been in operation for 77 years.

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