From left: Franchise partner Ziyad R.O. Haja; Niyas Usman, director of Chicking; Maqbool Modi, Director of Operations – Chicking; and Sreekanth N. Pillai, CEO of BFI DMCC.
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DUBAI – Homegrown UAE fast food chain Chicking is expanding in the region with the recent signing of a franchise deal in Palestine and the opening of its first outlet in Morocco.
The first outlet in Palestine will be opened in Ramalla in February, according to A.K. Mansoor, Chairman and Managing Director of Chicking.
The announcement was made in the presence of the franchise partner of Palestine Ziyad R.O. Haja; Niyas Usman, director of Chicking; Maqbool Modi, Director of Operations – Chicking; and Sreekanth N. Pillai, CEO of BFI DMCC.
Chicking also signed a franchise deal last week to open its first outlet in Zambia.
Locally, the Dubai-based fast food chain has expanded exponentially this year with the opening of branches in Al Rigga and Naif in Dubai, bringing its total number of UAE outlets to 20 and its total number of outlets around the world to 150.
Earlier this month, Chicking also opened its first outlet in Morocco, and will be opening its first outlet in Angola next month, said Sayed Mahmoud, training manager of Chicking, at the recent Global Franchise Market in Dubai.
Mahmoud said four new Chicking outlets will open in The Netherlands within two months. In New Zealand, the UAE fastfood chain opened its third store in Auckland this year. In Asia, Chicking opened its eighth store in Jakarta.
What does Chicking look for in franchising partners? “Basically the passion. A little experience to run the business. Our chairman always says Chicking is like his own daughter, so he would like someone who can take care of his own daughter,” Mahmoud said. GAD/Expat Media
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