2015 International Top 25: M.H. Alshaya CEO talks franchising U.S. brands

2015 International Top 25: M.H. Alshaya CEO talks franchising U.S. brands

This story is a part of NRN’s International Top 25, an annual look at the 25 largest restaurant chains and companies based outside of the United States and Canada based on their worldwide foodservice sales. Sales and figures were calculated by London-based Euromonitor International.

Foodservice chains from the United States and elsewhere looking to expand internationally often turn to franchising. Increasingly, they are hunting for sophisticated, in-country, multiunit operators to be their partners in new markets.

The M.H. Alshaya Co. of Kuwait — with more than 1,000 franchised food locations flying dozens of different brand flags throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe — has made a name for itself as a regional expert.

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