February 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Toronto, Canada - Freshii, a leader in the "health casual" segment, signed a major area development deal for the entire KSA. It will be expanding on its existing presence in the Middle East which currently includes 2 units open in Dubai, in the Al Razi Building in Healthcare City and in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The franchisee has signed on to open 20 units throughout the country, and will be evaluating real estate for their first site in Jeddah.
The franchisee, Raddah Investment, is part of a Saudi Family Group with holdings in real estate development, construction, contracting and infrastructure, manufacturing, trading, minerals, logistics, finance and food & beverages. The group already has holdings in two other F&B franchises, and is investing in the master franchise rights for Freshii to expand their impressive portfolio.
Freshii has taken off in the region, where there is currently a major focus on fresh, healthy options and many 'better' fast casual restaurants are gaining continuing loyalty from local consumers.
Freshii is the leading "health casual" restaurant chain featuring custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh pressed juices. The brand, recently named 2013's Franchise of the Year in Canada by Foodservice and Hospitality, is continuing to attract quality franchise partners, worldwide. They are also making a significant digital impact through social media, where they have over 100,000 followers on Instagram, and their innovative mobile app, which helped them achieve the #8 spot on Restaurant Social Media Index's Top Mobile Brands.
With almost 100 stores in operation and over 400 in development across the USA, Canada, Middle East and Latin America, Freshii is opening on average 1.2 stores per week and expanding their global footprint with the help of franchise development partner Fransmart. A total of 60 new openings are projected for 2014.
Freshii is a "health casual" restaurant brand, offering guests a nutritious and delicious meal on the go, without sacrificing taste or time. The menu includes custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh pressed juices, in its efforts to help people all over the world live healthier, happier and longer lives. With headquarter offices in Chicago, IL and Toronto, Canada, and partner offices in Washington, DC and Newport Beach, CA, Freshii has experienced a development boom since working with development partner Fransmart. The brand now has almost 100 stores in operation and several others in development, currently boasting units in 40 cities in 9 countries. The innovative concept has also won multiple awards, including ranking #6 on Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers and NRN's Top 100 Social Brands and Canadian Franchise of the Year. Founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin, has had TV appearances on Undercover Boss and The Food Network's Giving You The Business, as well as a feature article in Fortune Magazine.
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