News 2015

DUBAI SME to co-organise MENAFA’s next Event 2015

Posted on April 1, 2015

DUBAI SME to co-organise MENAFA’s next Event 2015

DUBAI EVENTS, we are honored to have you as our “Destination Partner”. Looking forward to taking this opportunity further.

Jollibee (Philippines) to Open 5 Dunkin Donuts Stores in China in 2015

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Jollibee (Philippines) to Open 5 Dunkin Donuts Stores in China in 2015

HOMEGROWN fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is looking to open stores in new markets beginning this year as part of its global expansion program. (more…)

The Melting Pot (US) Opens its 1st Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia

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The Melting Pot (US) Opens its 1st Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today its first restaurant outside of North America has opened in Jakarta, Indonesia. The latest opening comes on the heels of the company announcing its plans for continued international expansion. The Melting Pot is on track to open its first restaurants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year, as well as its fourth location in Mexico City, Mexico. (more…)

Cartridge World (US) Enters MENA Region

Posted on March 31, 2015

Cartridge World (US) Enters MENA Region

Cartridge World, enters the Mena region in collaboration with Taleed International offering high quality re-engineered cartridges produced using state of the art technology. Taleed International is a subsidiary group of the leading Saudi conglomerate in hospitality and entertainment, Al Hokair Group. Operating from Dubai’s Jebel Ali free zone, Cartridge World Mena is the master franchise for the Mena region. With more than 1,750 stores in over 50 countries, Entrepreneur magazine in the US has named Cartridge World among the top 100 franchises. (more…)

Creative Learning Corporation (US) Awards Franchise in Croatia

Posted on March 30, 2015

Creative Learning Corporation (US) Awards Franchise in Croatia

Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) ), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a franchise in Croatia, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz and Challenge Island franchises (including the US and Puerto Rico) to 37. Adding Croatia continues to validate the strong appeal that Bricks 4 Kidz is enjoying both domestically as well as internationally,” stated CEO Brian Pappas. “We also currently have very solid prospective franchisees/Master franchisees in South Vietnam, Peru, Cambodia, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, and Oman. (more…)

Kona Grill (US) to Expand Internationally

Posted on March 27, 2015

Kona Grill (US) to Expand Internationally

Kona Grill, which has a diverse menu that draws on foods from all over the world, is expanding internationally.

The Scottsdale-based company, whose fourth-quarter sales jumped 29.1 percent over the same period a year earlier, is negotiating to open franchise locations in Latin America and the Middle East, said Berke Bakay, president and CEO. (more…)

BrightStar Care (US) Generates Interest in Master Franchisees Globally

Posted on March 25, 2015

BrightStar Care (US) Generates Interest in Master Franchisees Globally

The number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050 and these people want to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the international demand for expert, high-quality in-home care. The home care franchise is already seeing success in China, Mexico, Australia, and within the Middle East. They are now planning expansion into Canada and the United Kingdom via Area Developer or Master Franchisees. (more…)

Lapels (US) Signs with World Franchise Associates (UK)

Posted on March 23, 2015

Lapels (US) Signs with World Franchise Associates (UK)

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently signed a consulting agreement with World Franchise Associates (WFA) of London, England. (more…)

Dutch Embassy Opens Straetus’s (Netherlands) Stand at French Exposition

Posted on March 20, 2015

Dutch Embassy Opens Straetus’s (Netherlands) Stand at French Exposition

Dutch Embassy opens Straetus’s stand at French Exposition.

Straetus International is proud to announce that Dutch Embassy’s Trade and Economic Counselor, mr. Buise, will open the Straetus stand at the Franchise Expo in Paris*. “Dutch Embassies show their commitment and support and are really trying to help us grow and develop our business on an international scale. Thanks to the highly developed network, we are able to grow really fast. By opening this stand, the Embassy show their commitment and willingness to help us achieving our goal.”, said Straetus’s CEO Emile Spruijt. (more…)

MENAFA attends SME World Summit 2015, Dubai

Posted on March 19, 2015

MENAFA attends SME World Summit 2015, Dubai

MENAFA attended the SME World Summit 2015 yesterday at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. (more…)