Johnny Rockets, Fatburger expand to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty) Brands Inc., a worldwide F&B brand, has announced the opening of its most popular restaurants in Saudi Arabia. Johnny Rockets, Fatburger, and Buffalo’s have launched in Riyadh as delivery-only restaurants. Stephen O’Connor, director of franchising at Kitopi, said: “We are beyond excited to launch in Saudi...

Aqua-Tots Opens in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

18 May 2022 - This March, Franchisee Narit Hongratana-Uthai and his family opened Aqua-Tots’ third Thailand location at 243 Chalermprakiet Rama9 Road in Prawet, Bangkok. The new state-of-the-art, 7,000-square-foot facility is now open and teaching families in the Prawet district and surrounding communities lifesaving swim lessons and Aqua-Tots’ proven swim-safety curriculum....

International Franchisee Brings Dave’s Hot Chicken to Middle East

International Franchisee Brings Dave’s Hot Chicken to Middle East 02 Apr 2022 - Walid Hajj couldn’t stay away. Though the founder of multi-concept franchise operator Cravia sold a majority stake in that company to sovereign-backed private equity firm Fajr Capital in 2016—a stake “worth about $250- to $300 million”—it wasn’t long...