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Hospitality news 101 the ones to watch

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Franchising is still a viable option for those in the hospitality industry – one that is more risk-free than running a business of your own. Despite the cons, a proven business model is always a sure bet. The right franchise is out there… deciding which franchise is right for you always begins with Hospitality News ME

INTERNATIONAL

BAKERY
1. BREADSMITH
Type: European-style breads and sweets
Initial Investment $354,250 – $399,900
breadsmith.com

2. CAFÉ D’AVIGNON
Type: Quiches, sandwiches, scones, signature pastries, tarts, and 3rd wave coffee
Initial Investment $287,600 – $984,000
cafedavignon.com

3. DESSERT D’ORGANIC BAKE SHOP
Type: Organic desserts
Initial Investment $257,000 – $446,550
dessertd.com

4. DONUT BAR
Type: Doughnuts
Initial Investment $308,700 – $699,000
donutbar.com

5. GFG
Type: High-quality homemade Greek taste experience
Initial Investment $361,800 – $1,425,000
gfg-bakery.com

6. HOUSE OF CHIMNEY CAKES
Type: Chimney cakes
Initial Investment $103,720 – $171,850
thehouseofchimneycakes.com

7. LE MACARON FRENCH PASTRIES
Type: Baked goods
Initial Investment $84,350 – $361,500
lemacaron-us.com

8. PANERA BREAD
Type: Bakery, café
Initial Investment $942,200-$1,600,000
panerabread.com

9. PARIS BAGUETTE
Type: Bakery, café
Initial Investment $719,271 – $1,401,546
parisbaguette.com

COFFEE

10. C HOUSE MILANO CAFÉ
Type: Comfort Italian food for lunch and dinner, tea time and Aperitivo
Initial Investment $100,000 to $1,000,000
chouseitalia.com

11. CAFE DEPOT
Type: Specialty coffee drinks and healthy food
cafedepot.com

12. COFFEE-BIKE
Type: Mobile coffee company
Initial investment €60,000
coffee-bike.com

13. FUNK COFFE+FOOD
Type: Quality food and coffee served in a funky environment
funkcoffeefood.com.au

FAST FOOD
14. BURGERIM
Type: Mini customizable burgers
Initial Investment: $150,000 – $400,000
burgerim.com

15. COOLGREENS
Type: A healthy lifestyle eatery
Initial Investment $296,732 – $482,600
coolgreens.com

16. DAIRY QUEEN
Type: Soft serve/fast food
Initial Investment $1,091,025-$1,849,525
dairyqueen.com

17. PITA PIT INC.
Type: Pita sandwiches and salads
Initial Investment $179,830 – $428,813
pitapitusa.com

18. WHICH WICH
Type: Custom-crafted sandwiches, wraps and salads
Initial investment $203,000 – $495,250
whichwichfranchising.com

FAST CASUAL

19. BURGERFI
Type: Gourmet burgers
Initial Investment $613,600 – $987,250
burgerfi.com

20. CALII LOVE
Type: Fresh food concept on the idea of love and positivity
Initial Investment $369,000 to $540,500
caliilove.com

21. CORELIFE EATERY
Type: Food is free of trans fat, artificial additives, and GMO’s
Initial Investment $300,000
corelifeeatery.com

22. FATBURGER
Type: burgers
Initial Investment $463,169 – $988,000
fatburger.com

23. GRABBAGREEN
Type: Gluten-free food, juices, smoothies
Initial Investment $282,688 – $413,768
grabbagreen.com

24. HALAL GUYS
Type: The world’s first American halal food chain
Initial Investment $315,600 – $926,500
thehalalguys.com

25. HUMPIT
Type: Plant-based hummus & pita bar
Initial Investment: $88,970
humpit-hummus.com

26. JOUR
Type: Committed and healthy restaurant chain
Initial Investment: $336,940
jour.fr

27. LOADED BURGER
Type: Gourmet burgers and fries
Initial Investment: $190,140
loadedburgersfranchise.co.uk

28. MAMOUN’S FALAFEL
Type: The oldest falafel restaurant in New York City
Initial investment $672,890 – $1,191,200
mamouns.com

29. MELT SHOP
Type: Elevated fast-casual
Initial Investment: $426,946-$767,369
meltshop.com

30. NOODLES & CO.
Type: American fast-casual noodles & pasta
Initial Investment: $483,733-$1,198,107
noodles.com

31. SLAPFISH
Type: American seafood concept with a focus on sustainability
Initial Investment $227,940 – $855,600
slapfishrestaurant.com

32. VITALITY BOWLS
Type: Superfood café
Initial Investment: $170,100 – $604,000
franchise.vitalitybowls.com

33. WOLFNIGHTS
Type: Mediterranean and Thai Cuisine in unique wraps
Initial Investment $322,500 – $588,000
wolfnightsusa.com

34. YARDBIRD SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN
Type: Southern fried chicken restaurant
yardbird.ch

FULL SERVICE

35. BAR LOUIE
Type: Gastrobar
Initial Investment $763,500 – $3,399,000
barlouie.com

36. EASY WINE AND EASY BEER
Type: State of the art restaurant and bar technologies
Initial Investment: €150,000
easybeer.eu/easy-wine

37. MARCO PIERRE WHITE
STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL
Type: Simple food and quality steaks cooked well
mpwrestaurants.co.uk

38. THE MELTING POT RESTAURANTS INC.
Type Fondue restaurants
Initial Investment $1,404,320 – $1,824,210
meltingpot.com

39. VEGGIE GARDEN
Type: Vegan restaurant
Initial investment 150,000 € – 300,000 €
veggiegardengroup.com

ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

40. BEN & JERRY’S
Restaurant Type: Ice cream shop
Initial Investment: $107,685–$429,300

JUICE & SMOOTHIE
41. CLEAN JUICE
Type: Organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls
Initial Investment $259,000 – $502,500
cleanjuice.com

42. NEKTER JUICE BAR INC.
Type: Juices, smoothies, acai bowls, non-dairy ice cream
Initial Investment $254,500 – $466,600
nekterjuicebar.com

43. ROBEKS FRESH JUICES & SMOOTHIES
Type: Juices, smoothies, bowls
Initial Investment $236,450 – $345,500
robeks.com

PIZZA
44. ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA
Type: Italian – American Restaurant
Initial Investment $500,000 – $1M
artichokepizza.com

45. JET’S PIZZA
Type: Pizza, subs, salads, breads, wings, dessert
Initial Investment $437,500 – $631,000
jetspizza.com

46. PI PIZZERIA
Type: Italian pizza
Initial Investment $744,700 – $1,727,600
pi-pizza.com

47. YOUR PIE
Type: Assembly-line pizza
Initial Investment $364,750 – $710,000
yourpie.com

RETAIL FOOD

48. GOODWILL
Type: Chain of gastronomic supermarkets
Initial Investment: $222,000
topfranchise.com

49. THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE
Type: Gourmet spices, teas, sugars, salts, other organic products
Initial Investment $184,000 – $477,000
spiceandtea.com

50. VEGAN FINE FOODS
Type: Vegan sandwiches, smoothies & bowls, plus outdoor tables.
Initial Investment $95,900 – $458,500
veganfinefoods.com

Lebanon

51. ABDEL WAHAB
Abd El Wahab offers a unique oriental experience featuring a traditional menu and homemade Lebanese specialties.
Narguileh and backgammon with light music creates the perfect place to indulge and relax.
Lebanese Cuisine
Founding date: 1999
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 5
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 11 and 1 in London
Looking for expansion: Middle East and Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 2,500/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 250,000
Royalty fee: 5% to 6%
Franchise owner: G&A customercare@ghiaholding. com

52-AHWAK
Serves traditional Lebanese food with a contemporary twist, using authentic recipes.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2012
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 2
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: USD 2,000/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 200,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: G&A customercare@ghiaholding.com

53-ANTIKA BAR
An original Lebanese bar with a twist bringing back old-time favorite music through well known Lebanese singers, bands, and DJs accompanied with superlative shows.
Oriental fusion and International cuisine
Founding date: 2016
Type of franchise: Night club
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East and Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 1.2M
Franchise owner: Rabih FAKHREDDINE – Seven Management S.A.L. rfakhreddine@7management.me

54-ARAX
Lebanese authentic fast street food restaurant.
Mediterranean cuisine
Founding date: 1949
Type of franchise: Fast casual
Number of local outlets: 27
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 18
Locations looking for expansion: MENAP/India – Armenia/CIS Countries – Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 80,000
Initial franchise fee: Single unit franchise USD 10,000 + outlet fee
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Raffi Heybelian araxfranchise1949@gmail.com

55-AMALEEN
Lebanese restaurant with an international twist along with a sushi bar and a wide menu fusion presentation.
Lebanese and International cuisine
Founding date: 1999
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 500,000 – 1.5M
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Bilal Jarrah info@amaleenrestaurant.com

56-BARTARTINE
The home to hearty food and artisanal French bread and pastries. It serves a range of delicious dishes, including tartines, pizzas, salads, steaks, and a great breakfast selection made with the different types of bread that come fresh out of the brand’s own bakery.
World cuisine & authentic French bakery
Founding date: 2013
Type of Franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 8
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Knead holding marketing@bar-tartine.com

57-BAB IDRIS
Offers a casual & modern dining experience with authentic Lebanese cuisine in a warm & stimulating setting.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2018
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: MENA & Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 1,200 – 1,400/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 55,000 – 70,000
Franchisee fee range: Depending on the country and exclusivity deal
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Ant Ventures r.maroun@antventures.com

58-BATCHIG
Brings together people of all ages in a light and casual ambiance. Batchig is a garden, a shisha chill-out location. With its innovative selection of modern Armenian Lebanese specialties, Batchig is part of the new buzz of Armenian Mezze around the world.
Lebanese Armenian modern cuisine
Founding date: 2013
Type of franchise: Fast casual restaurant
Number of local outlets: 2
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Europe, USA, Asia
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: 7%
Franchise owner: Fig Holding – Aline Kamakian info@figholding.com

59-BABEL
A high-end destination, providing patrons with a place where they can savor progressive and authentic Lebanese cuisine in a luxury setting.
Progressive Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2009
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 3
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 3
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Al Shaya nassimgharzeddine@afkarholding.co

60-BOUBOUFFE
Lebanese Brasserie and a full-fledged restaurant with menu ranging from Lebanese specialties to international dishes.
Lebanese brasserie cuisine
Founding date: 1976
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: USD 1M
Initial franchise fee: depending on the country
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Boubouffe International
m.aramouni@boubouffe-intl.cominfo@boubouffe-intl.com

61-CAFÉ YOUNES OR BLACK COFFEE – BY CAFÉ YOUNES
With its eight decades of expertise and its uncompromising demand for quality, Café Younes developed a franchisable and a highly scalable unique concept that will enable the coffee aficionados to “look for another experience”.
International cuisine
Founding date: 1935
Type of franchise: Coffee
Number of local outlets: 12
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 13
Locations looking for expansion: GCC, Europe, North America, Far East
Approximate investment size: USD 200,000 – 300,000
Initial franchise fee depending on the country
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Cafe Younes Ltd franchise@cafeyounes.com

62-CASPER AND GAMBINI’S
An all-day restaurant-café with a commitment to true quality. Striving to consistently deliver natural and unique flavors has been its cornerstone mission since the early days.
International cuisine
Founding date: 1996
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 6
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 22
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 1,200 – 1,400/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 75,000 – 95,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Ant Ventures r.maroun@antventures.com

63-CASPRESSO CAFÉ
A concept by Casper & Gambini’s provides the highest-quality coffees, sandwiches and desserts in an atmosphere that meets the needs of customers whether they’re on the go or want a place to relax and enjoy their time in a casual setting.
International cuisine
Founding date: 2018
Type of franchise: Coffee
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: MENA – Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 40,000 – 65,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 15,000 – 25,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Ant Ventures R.maroun@antventures.com

64-CLASSIC BURGER
Serves burgers that cook up a gourmet storm.
American fast casual cuisine
Founding date: 2010
Type of franchise: Full service, counter-service, delivery and take out
Number of local outlets: 12 outlets
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 8
Locations looking for expansion: KSA, Qatar, Jordan, Europe and Asia
Approximate investment size: USD 350,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 50,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Ministry Of Food SAL franchise@cbj.me

65-CLAP
A high-end contemporary restaurant with a new experience in the art of fine dining, and elegant cocktail bars.
Japanese cuisine
Founding date: 2018
Type of franchise: Fine dining
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size depending on the size
Royalty fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Addmind Hospitality jad.aboujaoude@addmind.com

66-COUQLEY
Offers delicious classic French bistro meals.
Traditional French bistro cuisine
Founding date: 2009
Type of franchise: Full Service
Number of local outlets: 3
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size depending on the country
Initial franchise fee depending on the country
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Couqley LTD paddy@thealleyway.org

67-CURLI-Q
Unique in shape, Curli Q creations are baked layer upon layer and slowly cooked on a spit, roasted and glazed in unique state of the art ovens and technique, resulting in a decadent cake, distinctive in texture and moisture, served in many flavors and glazes, sizes and toppings.
International cuisine
Founding date: 2015
Type of franchise: Specialty pastry and Coffee shop
Number of local outlets: 2 + 3 additional points of sale
Locations looking for expansion: GCC and Europe
Approximate investment size USD 175,000 for one flagship store and additional 2 points of sale
Royalty fees: 4 % , 2 % marketing
Franchise owner: The Cake Lab SAL maya@food-gallery.com

68-DIPNDIP
The ultimate chocolate café, using only the finest Belgian chocolate, offering a countless choice of dessert items and beverages – from crêpes, to waffles and traditional hot chocolate.
Belgian chocolate desserts
Founding date: 2009
Type of franchise: Fast casual Dessert
Number of local outlets: 18
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 97
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 250,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 35,000
Royalty fee: 6% of net sales
Franchise owner: Dip ‘N DIP Inc. (Canadian entity) franchising@dipndip.com

69-DUNYA BEIRUT
Lebanese fine dining, offering customers live entertainment while enjoying their meal.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2014
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 1M
Initial franchise fee: USD 250,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Global Food Industry Limited franchise@handfulmanagement.com

70-DUO
Offering a diverse experience where one can enjoy an abundant menu, full of tasty choices or simply a rich healthy salad bar, all served in a comfortable setting, with a warm, yet modern design, featuring a variety of rich materials.
Italian, Japanese and French cuisine
Founding date: 2002
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 4
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East and Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 2,500/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 200,000
Royalty fee: 5% to 6%
Franchise owner: G&A customercare@ghiaholding.com

71-ESCOBAR
Tex mex, bar restaurant.
Mexican cuisine
Founding date: 2015
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 6
Locations looking for expansion: Dubai, Qatar, KSA
Approximate investment size USD 600,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 150,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: MEC mec@mec-concepts.com

72-ENAB BEIRUT
Traditional Lebanese Restaurant serving customers grandma’s recipes in a setting carefully decorated to resemble a traditional Lebanese home.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2011
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 7
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 1M
Initial franchise fee: USD 250,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Food Palace LTD Offshore franchise@handfulmanagement.com

73-EM SHERIF CAFÉ
With its original creations, the café offers an “A La Carte” Lebanese and International menu in a relaxed café atmosphere. The innovative cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure that customers get the best experience possible and to turn them into repeat patrons.
Lebanese and International “a la carte” cuisine
Founding date: 2016
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East: Kuwait, KSA, Cairo, Dubai, London
Locations looking for expansion: Bahrain, Jeddah, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi
Approximate investment size: Depending on the number of outlets
Initial Franchise fees: USD 250,000 – 750,000
Royalty fee: up to 8%
Franchise owner: SGR – OFFSHORE Info@sgr-offshore.com

74-EM SHERIF RESTAURANT
A distinguished fine-dining restaurant offering Lebanese and oriental authentic cuisine in a homey atmosphere providing
its guests with an unsurpassed dining experience.
Lebanese – oriental cuisine with a twist
Founding date: 2011
Type of franchise: Fine dining
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Turkey, Riyadh, Dammam, Monaco
Approximate investment size: Depending on the outlet size
Initial franchise fee: USD 400,000 – 800,000
Franchise owner: SGR – OFFSHORE Info@sgr-offshore.com

75- EM SHERIF SEA CAFÉ
Crisp and contemporary, Em Sherif Sea Café is a visual and culinary homage to Lebanon’s historic ties to the Mediterranean world both through a varied menu of main and mezze-style offerings, focused around fresh fish and seafood dishes. From à la carte dining to coffee, shisha and late-night bites, Sea Café is as much a place to socialize, as it is to eat.
Mediterranean seafood cuisine
Founding date: 2018
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: KSA, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain
Approximate investment size: Depending on the outlet size
Initial Franchise fees range USD 400,000 – 800,000
Franchise owner: SGR – OFFSHORE Info@sgr-offshore.com

76-EL DENYE HEK
Serving a range of traditional Lebanese dishes and mezza in a modern Lebanese setting at the heart of Mar Mkhayel, Beirut.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2016
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 2,000/sqm
Initial franchise fee: USD 150,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: G&A customercare@ghiaholding.com

77-FABRK
The only rooftop which opens 365 days a year in Mar Mkhayel; Beirut’s trendy hub of bars. A place which serves quality food, dreamy cocktails and a playful and chilled atmosphere.
American and French cuisine
Founding date: 2016
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: USD 850,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 80,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: G&A customercare@ghiaholding.com

78-GO BITES
A ‘ready–to-eat’ concept, serving sandwiches, salads, soups and special daily dishes and other salty and sweet snacks. All food items are freshly prepared daily, using the finest ingredients.
Name of brand: Go Bites
Founded: 2018
Number of local outlets: 2 + 2 additional points of sale
Locations looking for expansion: GCC and Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 45,000
Royalty fees: 4 % of sales, 2 % marketing
Franchise owner: Cedar Catering maya@food-gallery.com

79-IRIS CAFE
A modern lounge bringing an elegant, natural, sensuous and free-spirited energy.
International cuisine
Founding date: 2011
Type of franchise: Restaurant/Bar lounge
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 4
Locations looking for expansion in the Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the outlet size
Approximate investment size depending on the country
Franchise owner: Addmind Hospitality jad.aboujaoude@addmind.com

80-KABABJI GRILL
Fast casual chain of restaurants offering authentic mezza and grills in an open kitchen.
Lebanese grill
Founding date: 1993
Type of franchise: Fast casual, Full service and Delivery
Number of local outlets: 11
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 15 + 1 UK
Locations looking for expansion: UK, Europe, MENA and USA
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Approximate investment size depending on the country
Franchise owner: Kababji Intl Ltd. ola@kababji.com

81-KAFFEINE
Restaurant and coffee shop.
International cuisine
Founding date: 2017
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: GCC
Approximate investment size: USD 400,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 90,000
Royalty fee: 5 %
Franchise owner: MEC mec@mec-concepts.com

82-KHAROUF BEIRUT
Specialized in serving roast lamb dishes, sandwiches & appetizers. They also cater. As well as lamb, Kharouf Beirut also offers authentic oriental specialties. Live cooking with chefs, butchers and performers add energy and interaction all while entertaining and engaging guests.
Lebanese cuisine and BBQ
Founding date: 2008 (catering), 2017 (the outlet)
Type of franchise: Fast casual
Number of local outlets: 1 and pop ups
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: USD 75,000
Royalty fee: 5 %
Franchise owner: Disruptive Entertainment Group info@disruptiveg.com, gino.khoueiry@disruptiveeg.com

83-LINA’S
More than just a sandwich restaurant, Lina’s gives fast food elegance and style.
French and casual dining cuisine
Founding date: 2001
Type of franchise: Café / Full service
Number of local outlets: 13
Locations looking for expansion: MENA region
Approximate investment size: USD 600,000
Initial franchise fee: € 100,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner for: Catertainment sal (for Lebanon), Catertainment sal & Lina’s International (for the Middle-
East) info@linaslb.com

84-LEILA MIN LEBNEN
Leila has created a fusion between the authenticity of the traditional and the sincerity of the present, keeping the strongholds of the Lebanese culture while reflecting the reality.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: June 2006
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 4
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 13
Locations looking for expansion: Riyadh
Approximate investment size: USD 1.5M
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Food Trends Corporation SAL carol.d@leilarestaurant.com

85-LE SUSHI BAR
Serves an eclectic menu of Japanese cuisine along with one of the largest selections of signature dishes, a phenomenal success and a pioneer in its field.
Japanese cuisine
Founding date: 1998
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: KSA
Approximate investment size: USD 2.5M – 3M
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Mario Jr. Haddad franchise@lesushibar.com

86-Marrouche – Rafic Marrouche Restaurants
Rafic Marrouche 3rd generation has decided to establish its new product lines. This involves a new franchise concept of its old-new Marrouche Restaurants, concept covering the famous Rafic Marrouche dishes.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 1920
Type of franchise: Fast food
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: GCC, Europe and USA
Approximate investment size: USD 35,000 – 45,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 25,000
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Rafic Marrouche info@marroucherestaurants.com

87-MAYRIG
A fine dining experience that captures history, tradition and subtle authentic flavors. The menu offers a large variety of traditional and revisited Armenian dishes and serves a wide array of cold and hot mezze, juicy salads and dishes that are rich in aromas of silk road spices and fresh Mediterranean ingredients, recalling the atmosphere of Armenian grandmothers’ homes.
Armenian cuisine
Founding date: 2003
Type of franchise: Restaurant
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 2
Locations looking for expansion: Europe, USA
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: 7%
Franchise owner: Fig Holding info@figholding.com

88-MALAK AL TAWOUK
A Tawouk quick service restaurant chain in Lebanon specialized in original recipes, providing professional management and offering great service.
Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 1996
Type of franchise: Fast food
Number of local outlets: 37
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 7
Locations looking for expansion: Europe
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: 6%
Franchise owner: Joseph and Alain Saade office@malakaltawouk.com

89-MEROU SEAFOOD
Serving fresh fish including catering services.
Mediterranean seafood and Lebanese cuisine
Founding date: 2014
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA
Approximate investment size: Depending on the country
Initial franchise fee: USD 65,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Disruptive Entertainment Group info@disruptiveg.com, gino.khoueiry@disruptiveeg.com

90-MOTHERSHUCKER
In the sea of nightlife, it is the oyster bar with fresh shucks, quality sound and fine drinks.
Oyster cuisine & Gin bar
Founding date: 2016
Type of franchise: Night club
Number of local outlets: 1
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the country
Initial franchise fee: USD 125,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Disruptive Entertainment Group info@disruptiveg.com, gino.khoueiry@disruptiveeg.com

91-MOKA & MORE
It’s the vibe of coffee passion and true coffee culture. It is a brew of coffee-based drinks made to perfection, mouth-watering food and a welcoming ambiance.
Casual dining cuisine
Founding date: 2006
Type of franchise: Coffee
Number of local outlets 4
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 23
Locations looking for expansion: Worldwide
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Walid El Hachem franchise2@mokaandmore.com, info@mokaandco.com

92-MEATS AND BREAD
A live-fire and smoke restaurant.
American BBQ and smoke house cuisine
Founding date: 2017
Type of franchise: Casual American BBQ
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: KSA , Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar
Approximate investment size: USD 300,000 – 350,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 80,000
Royalty fee: 6 % + 1% marketing
Franchise owner: OCRA Sarl aboulteif.r@gmail.com

93-PIZZANINI
A fast casual and takeaway restaurant that serves American pizza.
Pizza
Founding date: 2010
Type of franchise: Fast casual
Number of local outlets: 25
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Local and Worldwide
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Joe Lahoud joelahoud.net@gmail.com

94-SANDWISH W NOSS
Conceived with one simple goal to bring the authentic Lebanese flavor in an original snack experience. The twist: when one sandwich is too little and two sandwiches are too much, we created a new ideal size: a sandwish and a half
Lebanese street food cuisine
Founding date: 2015
Type of franchise: Fast food
Number of local outlets: 7
Locations looking for expansion: GCC, Europe, London, USA
Approximate investment size: Depending one the size and the number of outlets
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country and its potential
Royalty fee: 5.5%
Franchise owner: One and a half Holding SAL tony.n@chaptertwo.me

95-TACO DE MADRE
A Mexican experience in a relaxed, affordable spot, serving exciting, contemporary and urban tacos and naughty margaritas.
Mexican cuisine
Founding date: 2018
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 1 and pop ups
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: USD 55,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Disruptive Entertainment Group info@disruptiveg.com, gino.khoueiry@disruptiveeg.com

96-TARATOR
A modern, fast-dining service concept aiming to bring great taste and quality to Middle Eastern food lovers at affordable prices. With a diverse menu of falafel, shawarma, grills, broasted and more.
Middle Eastern cuisine
Founding date: 2012
Type of franchise: Fast casual
Number of local outlets: 1
Locations looking for expansion: MENA & Europe
Approximate investment size: USD 75,000 – 95,000
Initial franchise fee: USD 25,000 – 35,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Franchise owner: Ant Ventures R.maroun@antventures.com

97-OLIO SOTO
An Italian concept (Olio) with a Japanese concept (Soto). Recently both brands were merged into OlioSoto where the best of both worlds are served under one roof.
Italian and Japanese cuisine
Founding date: 2001
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 4
Locations looking for expansion: KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Oman
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Joe Lahoud joelahoud.net@gmail.com

98-WHITE
An outdoor rooftop nightlife experience.
International cuisine
Founding date: 2006
Type of franchise: Night Club
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 1
Locations looking for expansion: KSA, Middle East
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Addmind Hospitality jad.aboujaoude@addmind.com

99-WOODEN BAKERY
A convenient bakery store, delivering the highest quality products and services.
Bakery
Founding date: 1969
Type of franchise: Bakery, Retail Food, Cheese & Deli, Breakfast, Coffee, QSR
Number of local outlets: 52
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 12
Locations looking for expansion: Europe, USA
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Edward, Assaad and Ghassan Bou Habib franchise@woodenbakery.com

100-ZWZ
A casual Lebanese urban eatery for everyday life. From traditional Lebanese dishes to modern lifestyles. Serving cravings with an international twist.
Lebanese urban eatery cuisine
Founding date: 1999
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 23
Number of outlets in the Middle East region: 57
Locations looking for expansion: Canada, North America & Europe
Approximate investment size: Depending on the size
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Franchise owner: Breakfast & CO SAL franchising@zaatarwzeit.net

EGYPT

101-OVIO
A European restaurant/café driven to provide quality Artisan food to customers. The unique selection of fresh bread, delicious patisserie and flavorsome dishes are inspired by a European heritage.
European cuisine
Founding date: 2014
Type of franchise: Full service
Number of local outlets: 6
Locations looking for expansion: MENA region
Approximate investment size:USD 250,000 – 300,000
Initial franchise fee: Depending on the country
Royalty fee: 5% + 1.5% marketing
Franchise owner: Raya Restaurants info@ovio.eu

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