India Palace expands to Al Ain

by Mahak Mannan | 03 May 2018

India Palace has launched a new outlet in Al Ain marking its country wide expansion plans. The Indian fine-dine restaurant now has a total of 13 branches operating in the UAE with the new venue having a capacity of 160 people. “The Emirati customers have widely relished our dishes and supported us. Over the past

Operation Success For Local Restaurant

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Apr 2018

Operation: Falafel has launched its 11th location globally with a new venue in Dubai Media City. Guests can expect classics such as the chicken shawerma, stuffed into a freshly baked pita bread or saj bread with tangy pickles and garlic sauce, or they can opt for the beef shawerma, which boasts rich layers of carved

A Levant Classic Opens In City Centre Mirdiff

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Apr 2018

Awani has expanded with a new outlet in City Centre Mirdiff. With existing outlets in the Dubai Mall, The Beach JBR and The Outlet Village, Awani has further expanded its reach across the city with the new opening. Bringing its authentic flavours to a new location, The City Centre Mirdif outlet boasts vibrant oranges and

Rotana Announces New Five-Star Property in Egypt

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Apr 2018

Strengthening its global presence, Rotana announced the signing of a new management agreement in Cairo at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018. The agreement for a new 200-room five-star property will bring the company’s total inventory in the country to 726 keys. The company currently operates 16,161 keys across its 60 hotels in 23 cities and

800PIZZA Announces UAE Franchise Deal

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Apr 2018

The new franchise in The Sustainable City is set to open in June 2018. Adding to its portfolio of twelve outlets currently in operation across the UAE, 800PIZZA has announced its newest outlet in line with achieving its goal of having 15 outlets in operation by 2020. The single unit agreement was made with FIA

Keventers: The Milky Way

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Apr 2018

Opening their first branch in Dubai last year, Indian milkshake brand Keventers plans to expand their reach to 30 branches in the country by the end of 2018. A result of the positive feedback from the market, Sohrab Sitaram, CEO of Keventers speaks to Mahak Mannan about their plans for the region. With its roots

Barbeque Nation to Launch Two new outlets

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2018

The Ras Al Khaimah branch is scheduled to open on April 12, followed by another in Abu Dhabi. The launch marks the brand’s first venture in the emirate, as Barbeque Nation expands beyond Dubai. Ritam Mukherjee, head of operations, GCC, Barbeque Nation said, “We are very excited to expand further throughout the UAE. The cosmopolitan

Richard Sandoval on Sustaining Growth In The Region

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

After expanding the successful Toro Toro brand to Abu Dhabi last year, Mexican Chef and the face behind some of the world’s leading Latin American restaurants Chef Richard Sandoval tells Catering News Middle East that the plan for 2018 is sustainability not growth, in an exclusive interview. Overseeing the operations of over 52 Latin American

FrieslandCampina targets GCC expansion

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

Following their launch in the UAE  last year, FrieslandCampina aims to go strong in 2018. Speaking to Catering News Middle East Stefan Hoonhoud, business development manager, FrieslandCampina Middle East said, “We are trying out a few new innovations but are focusing on Debic at this year’s Gulfood. “Our aim is to break into the food

VIDEO: Agthia group is Vitamin D strong in the region

by Dina Maaty | 20 Feb 2018

Launched earlier this month, Al Ain Plus Vitamin D aims to address Vitamin D deficiency in the UAE. “Al Ain Vitamin D has been developed through consumer insights and talking to the regulatory health authorities because 80% of the people in the UAE suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. “We try to find products that are

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