Marc Chehade talks F&B concepts beyond borders

Marc Chehade talks F&B concepts beyond borders

A nightlife enthusiast at heart, Marc Chehade entered the Lebanese F&B scene at a young age. After setting up his company MEC, the entrepreneur launched a series of renowned concepts, including Escobar, Lockstock, Stairway and Kaffeine. We learn more about his path to success.

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Esco-bar debuts in Qatar

Esco-bar debuts in Qatar

Chehade told HN that the brand was franchised to Doha, and that the franchise development plan was signed between him and Foodies Hospitality’s GM Elie Gebrael.

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Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

While 2020 was a particularly troublesome year for the nightlife sector, things seem to be picking up. We interviewed six industry veterans to hear how their businesses survived the pandemic and their predictions for 2021.

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Survival of the winning concepts

Survival of the winning concepts

HN talks to Escobar’s Marc Chehade about how he’s accommodating the current challenges and looking at possible strategies for future expansion.

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Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

He entered the Lebanese F&B industry in 2000, when still fairly young and studying for a civil engineering degree at LAU. Being a nightlife enthusiast himself, Marc Chehade decided to set up a company called Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts (MEC) and, as CEO, opened the first bar in Monot Street, named Rounders

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