Hakkasan Empire Expands

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2015

Hakkasan Group will open two new restaurants and a nightclub in Indonesia, and introduce its Michelin-starred Yauatcha brand to the United States, in 2016.

Cafe Nero opens three new stores in UAE

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2015

Caffè Nero, the premium Italian-style coffee house brand, is expecting robust growth in the UAE with three new stores opening back to back this month.

Chili House marks 30 years with expansion plans

by Dina Maaty | 12 Oct 2015

To celebrate its 30th anniversary this month, Jordan’s Chili House has announced plans to expand in 2016, with its first restaurants in Dubai – UAE, Kuwait City – Kuwait, and Misratah – Libya. Current negotiations are also under way for Egypt and Algeria.

Millennium & Copthorne expands in Saudi Arabia by signing over 2,500 keys

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2015

Millenium & Copthorne Hotels, Middle East and Africa continues its expansion into Saudi Arabia by announcing the signing of four hotels in Madinah, including two Millennium hotels as well as a Studio M and Millennium Executive Apartments, the Group’s budget and serviced apartment brands.

Tortilla to open 30 stores across GCC

by Dina Maaty | 11 Aug 2015

Tortilla, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant concept, has signed a franchising deal with Dubai-based development partner Eathos to open over 30 stores across the GCC in the next 10 years. Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla said: “We are very excited about this first step in our international expansion. The UAE is fast becoming one of the

Reinventing the Classics

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2015

As DineEquity’s Regional vice president and general manager Middle East and Asia, Gary Moore, talks exclusively to Catering News ME about a 360 degree rebrand of the iconic IHOP and Applebee’s brands

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