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$8bn FAST FOOD MARKET

El Eit and Al Rajhi (in the middle) after the signing
of the franchise agreement.

Man'oushe Street, Al Rajhi to open 25 branches in Riyadh

RIYADH, June 11, 2017

Man’oushe Street, a popular Middle Eastern home-styled street food eatery, has signed a strategic new master franchise agreement with international investment group Al Rajhi to open 25 new branches in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Two branches will open before the end of this year, a statement said.

The agreement is seen as a timely and strategic move as recent industry reports show fast food value sales in the Saudi Arabia is being predicted to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of four per cent in the next five years--peaking at SR 30.1 billion ($8 billion) in 2021.

Recent reports have shown that the Saudi Arabia's F & B segment has been performing excellently. In fact, the segment is expected to reach $121 million in revenue for 2017, showing a CAGR of 14.6 per cent in a market volume of $208 million over the next five years. In addition, reports have also forecasted that user penetration will be at nine per cent this year and hit 11.3 per cent by 2021. To date, the average revenue per user (ARPU) amounts to $58.42 million.

“These are truly exciting times for Saudi Arabia’s F&B segment and this new agreement with Man’oushe Street will allow us the opportunity to make our mark in this rapidly growing segment. We are confident that we will be able to retain the mark of excellence that Man’oushe Street has become famous for and something that we also share in common,” said Khalid Abdullah Al Rajhi, Al Rajhi Group.

“Man'oushe Street's signature offerings is expected to be a crowd favourite in the Saudi Arabia, especially here in the kingdom's capital as it represents a winning combination for those wanting a fast meal that is highly nutritious yet easy on the budget.”

The growth of the country's fast food segment is widely attributed to the low presence of other entertainment facilities and the increased growth of the kingdom's young adult population. These two factors, along with the country's continuing rapid urbanization, has bolstered the segment's continuing growth, fuelling a demand for food that is fast, affordable and nutritious.

Jihad El Eit, CEO and founder, Man’oushe Street said: “Over the last few years, Man’oushe Street has positioned itself as a leading player in the region’s fast food industry. This new agreement with the Al Rajhi Group demonstrates our efforts to implement a new roadmap towards further reinforcing and expanding our presence in the Middle East.”

“This is a landmark agreement for Man’oushe Street, as it is our first time to enter the Saudi Arabia market with the initial opening of 25 branches in Riyadh. Rest assured, we remain steadfast in our commitment to work closely with our new partner, the Al Rajhi Group, to make Man’oushe Street a highly preferred fast food brand in the Kingdom,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Riyadh | Al Rajhi | Franchise | fast food | Man’oushe Street |

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