Opening its first branch outside Turkey with a huge welcome show that saw the restaurant’s name on Burj Khalifa, CZNBurak is a joint venture between Instagram sensation, Chef Burak Özdemir and Dives Holding, the company that will see the brand expand across several GCC markets, choosing Dubai as its launching platform.
Since its opening on 25 December 2020, CZNBurak has managed to generate quite a buzz around it, visited by many celebrities including the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Egyptian superstar Mohammed Ramadan, renowned MMA artist Khabib Nurmagomedov, the multi-awarded football player Cristiano Ronaldo, action movies’ hero Steven Seagal, and Bollywood star Nora Fatehi.
Commenting on Dives Holding’s vision and mission, Rizgar Sak, the company’s Chairman says: “Dives Holding is a corporate conglomerate with dreams and ambitions. We are delighted to work with CZNBurak and we want to grow by leaps and bounds in the upcoming years. We want to make this brand global.
“There is strong competition in the F&B sector in Dubai as there are several renowned and well-established brands in the emirate. One of our goals is to compete with the big brands and emerge successful. I believe Dubai is one of the most challenging F&B markets in the world but is also the ideal proving ground for the success of a brand and if we can succeed here, we can definitely prove our mettle elsewhere,” added Sak.
CZNBurak’s cuisine blends Turkish and Middle Eastern flavours, with a seating capacity of 600, which can expand up to 1,200 after Covid-19, and having the biggest oven in GCC.