Bennigan's Launches Mideast Expansion Drive

Signs deal with Al Aroud Group to open 10 Bennigan's in UAE, Turkey

DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Marking an aggressive international expansion push, Bennigan's Franchising Co. has inked a master franchise agreement with the Al Aroud Group of companies to open 10 new Bennigan's in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey. The first restaurant is expected to open in 2012.

"Bennigan's continues its strong comeback and we're thrilled to team up with such an excellent partner as the Al Aroud Group," said Mr. Paul Mangiamele, Bennigan's President & CEO. "We're looking forward to delivering legendary experiences and warm hospitality to guests in the UAE and Turkey."

"Bennigan's is an iconic American brand that people all over the world know and love," said Mr. Saleh Al Aroud, principal of the Al Aroud Group, a global leader in aviation, travel, tourism and related businesses. "We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."

Al Aroud Group becomes a direct franchisee that will own the master development rights throughout the UAE and Turkey, according to Eric Taylor, Bennigan's Vice President of Development.

"We looked at many different restaurant brands and selected Bennigan's because of its impressive leadership, support teams and excellent business model," said Mr. Wassim Kabbani of Al Aroud Group, who will lead the business unit in the UAE and Turkey.

Al Aroud Group does business throughout the Mideast, Africa, Europe and Asia. Since its start in 1999 as Aviation Company in the UAE, Al Aroud Group has grown into a diversified corporation that includes airline, information technology, financial services, travel solutions and trading divisions. To learn more visit: www.alaroudgroup.ae.

About Bennigan's

Bennigan's is an upbeat neighborhood restaurant and a great place to enjoy a meal with family or friends or catch a game and unwind. The restaurant is committed to delivering friendly service, tasty food, ice cold drinks, and a fun spirit that makes every day feel like St. Paddy's Day. For more information visit www.bennigans.com.

SOURCE Bennigan's

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