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US fast food giant Wendy's eyes expansion in the UAE, Kuwait

Four new stores will be opening across the UAE under deal with Alghanim Industries

US fast food giant Wendy's eyes expansion in the UAE, Kuwait

Wendy’s and Alghanim Industries has announced strategic plans for the US fast food chain's growth in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Four new stores will be opening across the UAE, including The Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah and Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi.

These four stores are strategically located in high foot traffic areas, a statement said.

The Jumeirah Beach Road restaurant will be the largest opening in the UAE so far, with seating for 70 diners indoors and a further 16 on the balcony overlooking Jumeirah Beach Road. Wendy’s Jumeirah will also be open 24 hours a day, with drive-thru and delivery options available.

The expansion plans will continue with the opening of three further restaurants within prominent malls in the UAE, the statement added.

Phil Broad, vice president of F&B at Alghanim Industries, said: “It is a hugely exciting time for Wendy’s, with the opening of our four new restaurants in the United Arab Emirates this year. The building of the flagship Jumeirah restaurant marks a new era in the Emirates with our largest opening in the UAE to date.”

In 2017, Alghanim Industries opened three locations in Kuwait in The Avenues, Fahaheel and Marina Mall, in addition to the flagship store it opened in 2016 at Blajat Street, Salmiya.

The company will continue opening more stores this year, the first being in the new Kout Mall, the statement said.

Alghanim Industries, based in Kuwait City, Kuwait, owns and operates more than 30 businesses in 40 countries across the MENA, Turkey, India and South East Asia. Its growing portfolio of 300 brands includes a number of US partners, including General Motors, Ford, Mars, Whirlpool, Wendy’s and American Express.

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