Alghanim Industries Inaugurates First Flagship Wendy’s Store in Kuwait
[via Kuwait Times]
1 February 2017: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest private companies in the region, opened its first Wendy’s® store in Kuwait. Employees, food enthusiasts and fans from across the country attended the grand opening, held at the newly inaugurated stand-alone location on Blajat Street, Salmiya.
The grand opening kicked-off with Alghanim Industries’ Chief Executive Officer, Omar Alghanim who welcomed guests to the first Wendy’s store, promising more stores in the months to come. He was joined by the Ambassador of the United States, H.E. Lawrence Silverman, the Ambassador of Australia, H.E. Warren Hauk, and executives from The Wendy’s Company with messages of congratulations on this auspicious occasion.
Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1969, The Wendy’s Company built their brand on quality and a commitment to delighting every customer. The hugely successful restaurant franchise focuses on creating joy and opportunity through food, family and community. Today, Wendy’s is the third largest burger chain in the world with around 6,500 outlets in 29 countries.
In 2015, Alghanim Industries acquired the rights to develop Wendy’s restaurants across the MENA region. Today, the company operates 17 locations in the United Arab Emirates with plans for further expansion in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East.
Speaking during event, Alghanim Industries Chief Executive Officer, Omar Kutayba Alghanim said: “It’s an exciting day for Alghanim Industries as we celebrate the grand opening of Wendy’s Kuwait with our customers. The decision to partner with one of the world’s largest quick-service hamburger companies, was heavily influenced by the values we share. When it comes to exceeding customer expectations, Alghanim Industries and Wendy’s share the same philosophy – we don’t compromise.”
Alghanim added: “This flagship store represents the beginning of our journey in Kuwait. Before the end of 2017, we intend on opening more Wendy’s restaurants so that loyal customers can enjoy this great American brand at their convenience – Marina Mall is next. In a few of months, we’ll also be launching our first store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A huge market with huge potential. We’re really excited – this year is going to be a great year for our F&B portfolio.”