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Boston Market signs deal for 30 Middle East outlets

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jun 2017

Rotisserie chicken and home-style cooking restaurant, Boston Market®, has opened its first Middle East restaurant in Kuwait. First announced in June 2016, Boston Market IP Company, Ltd., an affiliate of Boston Market Corporation, signed an area development agreement with Al-Ghunaim Trading Co. Ltd. to open 25 – 30 restaurants in the region over the next […]

Chef Focus: Luke Thomas

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Jun 2017

Luke Thomas first made a name for himself as the world’s youngest head chef in 2012. Five years on, the 23-year-old is all grown up and is turning his back on Chester and setting his sights firmly on London and beyond. By Crystal Chesters Luke Thomas was best known as the world’s youngest head chef […]

Chef Uwe Micheel awarded Best Chef Author for new cookbook

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Jun 2017

Dubai-based chef Uwe Micheel’s latest book, Flavours of Dubai, was awarded second prize in the ‘Best Chef Author’ category at the 22nd Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017. Micheel, from Germany, is director of kitchens at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, and is president of the Emirates Culinary Guild and assistant vice president of the […]

A. Ronai LLC merges with Direct Hotel Supplies

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Jun 2017

Operating equipment and uniform supplier, A. Ronai LLC, and in-room supplies and chinaware supplier, Direct Hotel Supplies (DHS), have announced a merger. The deal will generate synergies across all product lines and broaden the brand profiles. Gavin Dodd, owner and managing director of A. Ronai LLC, said: “A. Ronai LLC are delighted to be joining […]

UberEats partners with on-demand video service for Ramadan

by Crystal Chesters | 31 May 2017

Subscription on-demand video service Starz Play has teamed up with food delivery app, UberEats, to provide customers with catered offers for in-home gatherings throughout Ramadan. UberEats is open until 2am during the holy month, and customers who order from a list of selected restaurants will receive a voucher to enjoy up to 60 days of […]

Jordanian restaurant Azkadenya opens in Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 31 May 2017

Jordanian restaurant, Azkadenya, is set to open in Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall this June. The first branch opened in Amman in 2011 and the Marina Mall venue marks the company’s third outpost in the UAE and first in the country’s capital. Azkadenya blends a modern approach to traditional Arabic dishes with quirky interiors evoking the […]

Hotbrands launches new loyalty scheme

by Patrick Ryan | 28 May 2017

Hotbrands International (HBI) is introducing a unique loyalty programme this month to celebrate a quarter of a century in the GCC market. The loyalty programme, titled Gastronaut, stretches over six of the HBI brands, namely Shamiana, Haru, Magic Wok, Santino’s, Sugoi and Wok Chi. “25 years ago we could never have envisioned we’d be where we […]

Talabat rounds up top 10 delivery iftars in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 26 May 2017

Food ordering and delivery platform, Talabat, has rounded up the best delivery deals available throughout Ramadan from its restaurant partners in Dubai. Talabat operates across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain, with a network of more than 4,100 restaurant partners. The platform is now part of Delivery Hero which […]

The Artisan by Enotecha Pinchiorri to close for refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 25 May 2017

The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri in DIFC’s Burj Daman building is set to revamp its operations and interiors over the summer period. The award winning Italian restaurant has revealed plans to close over the summer in order to “amplify” its interiors, expand the outdoor terrace area and add new features to enhance the dining experience. […]

Sumo Sushi & Bento to open 20 outlets with Apparel Group

by Crystal Chesters | 24 May 2017

UAE-based Sumo Sushi & Bento has signed a franchise agreement with Apparel Group to open 20 Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets across the GCC region. Founded by Nilesh Ved, Apparel Group has over 75 global fashion and lifestyle brands in its portfolio and will utilise its relationships in the retail sector to bring the brand […]

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