Buffalo Wings & Rings Continues to Drive Expansion in the Middle East
Global Family Sports Restaurant Brand Opens 9th Location in Jordan, Launches in Saudi Arabia and Signs an Area Development Agreement for Kuwait
CINCINNATI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 - Further cementing its position as the hottest restaurant in the global casual-dining arena, Buffalo Wings & Rings continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its 9th location in Jordan. The family sports dining restaurant has also opened the first of 12 planned locations in Saudi Arabia and signed its first area development agreement for Kuwait. Spearheading the expansion of the brand overseas is Haytham David, President and CEO of Buffalo Wings & Rings International.
"The inviting atmosphere and delicious food available at Buffalo Wings & Rings has led to impressive response from families in the Middle East," David said. "We will continue to build on positive word-of-mouth recognition and ultimately intend to expand further throughout the Middle East and in other countries around the globe."
David first joined Buffalo Wings & Rings in 1995 as a franchisee in Cincinnati and later bought the brand's original Cincinnati location. Ten years later, David formed a partnership with current Buffalo Wings & Rings CEO Nader Masadeh and Buffalo Wings & Rings Executive Vice President of Franchise Development Philip Schram, purchasing the brand in February of 2005. In May of 2009, David and his family relocated to Jordan to oversee the brand's launch onto the international scene. Today, Buffalo Wings & Rings has restaurants in Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, with plans to continue expanding their international footprint.
"With the surge in growth we have been able to accomplish in the United States and abroad, it is clear that the Buffalo Wings & Rings brand appeals to a global audience," said David, noting that BW&R has catered the model to fit each international market.
Buffalo Rings & Rings' newest opening in Khilda, Jordan is operated by corporate, but is 60% owned by the Jerasat family. As the 9th restaurant in Jordan, the brand already has established a strong foothold in the country, with other restaurants located in Jordan's capital, Amman, and the Dead Sea.
"Jordan has been an incredible market for growth for Buffalo Wings & Rings and we are looking forward to seeing similar success in Saudi Arabia, and very soon, Kuwait," David said.
The brand's first restaurant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is owned and operated by Mohammad Radwan, who is a partner of Ajwad Al Ateama, LLC, the company that has development rights for Jeddah. Radwan owns four other local restaurants and this is his first time franchising.
Buffalo Wings & Rings' newest franchisee in Kuwait, Yousef Omer EL-Fittiani, plans to open the first of five units in the country before year-end.
Founded in 1984, Buffalo Wings & Rings operates 45 restaurants in the United States and 12 locations abroad, and has grown consistently and steadily. Since rebranding itself and levitating away from the concept of being a simple 'wings and rings' restaurant, the franchise has evolved beyond its core items to appeal to an ever-growing customer base.
A brand is only as good as its food, and the food at Buffalo Wings & Rings is exceptional. Guests are treated to fresh – never frozen – wings with 12 flavors and two dry seasonings that range from the traditional to the avant-garde, and offered the opportunity to select the degree of heat that they prefer. Alongside those wings is fresh-made bleu cheese dressing that will make the customer think they are dining at the finest steakhouse in town.
Overall, the menu has been thoughtfully updated to include a wealth of American classics with flavors that push the envelope and specialty burgers, gyros, sandwiches, tacos and salads.
The company has found the formula for success both domestically and abroad. Those interested in joining the rapidly-growing brand can find more information at http://ownabuffalo.com/.
About Buffalo Wings & Rings
Established in 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the sports restaurant franchise has always been committed to giving customers the absolute finest wings in America. Over the years, the brand has pioneered and perfected the art of homemade sauces, customizable heat profiles and fresh wings, as well as grown to offer specialty burgers, gyros and salads to cater to its customers and provide options for the entire family to enjoy. With more than 55 units across the globe, Buffalo Wings & Rings celebrates this success and works to further evolve to meet the needs of families and wing connoisseurs everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.buffalowingsandrings.com.
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