UAE-based Hotbrands to open new restaurants
Dubai-based food services company Hotbrands International (HBI) has set out its plans for global expansion, which will include the opening of a number of new restaurants in the UAE.
The company currently has over 50 outlets in the GCC, India and the United States. Among them are 31 quick service and two casual dining restaurants in the UAE, as well as five restaurants in Oman, three in Bahrain and one in Qatar.
It will open six more QSRs and another casual dining restaurant in the UAE this year and is targeting further growth across all the regions.
The company will also build on the success of its Chinese fast-casual restaurant Wok Chai, which opened in Sarasota in the USA, with a new location secured in New York, and another in Florida.
“As a company that has its roots firmly entrenched in the UAE, we are overwhelmed by the response to our first major launch in international markets with Wok Chi in the United States,” said HBI vice chairman and CEO Avinash Bal.
“HBI is currently in a high growth phase and aims to move into new locations worldwide through Joint Venture partnerships.”
HBI's QSRs include Indian brand Shamiana, Santino’s, Sala Thai and Sugoi.
Its casual dining restaurant concepts include Haru and Pane Caldo, offering Japanese and Italian cuisine respectively.