Abu Dhabi-based homegrown catering solutions provider, Royal Catering has introduced 82l8, a grab-and-go dining concept with a range of healthy options.
The company currently owns and operates a number of F&B concepts in Abu Dhabi, such as Catch at the St. Regis Corniche, Café D’Alsace in Yas Island Marina, Nova Café, Rosina Bellina and Rozanah.
It is now looking to extend its retail offering with 82L8, which offers salads, sandwiches, hot meals, desserts, snacks and hot and cold drinks, available in 82L8 outlets, vending machines and trolley recharge stations.
Royal Catering chief operating officer, Jean-Pierre Garat said: “Our team has selected world-class suppliers to ensure that that 82L8 products are made only with the finest ingredients available to provide consistently high-quality, fresh and nutritious meals.”
Nutritional information on 82L8 products is shown using the traffic light labelling system established by the Food Standards Agency in the UK.
Royal Catering hygiene and quality director, Ghida Sarieddine commented: “We are living fast-paced lives and to sustain an active lifestyle, nutritious food is essential.
“Our simple, yet innovative labelling system enables customers to make educated and healthier food choices, on the go.”
The company is also among the first food brands in the UAE to offer an extensive range of WEQAYA-compliant foods.
Developed by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), WEQAYA is an intervention programme that aims to increase public awareness of the connection between health and food.
The WEQAYA logo is used on products as an indicator of healthy food items that adhere to strict nutritional value contents, including amounts of fats, sugars and salt in each meal.
“We have a range of specialty detox salads that feature a combination of the healthiest, nutrient-rich ingredients available, and have also created the ultimate selection of vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options as part of this product line,” Garat added.
Established in 2003, Royal Catering provides catering solutions across its three main divisions: Contractual, Commercial and Creations.
Following the take-over of Royal Catering by BRS Ventures in 2015, owner and operators of New Medical Center hospitals (NMC), Royal Catering will be entering the hospital and healthcare catering market.
In addition, Royal Catering looks to develop its operations in Dubai and across the GCC.