Olayan Group has been involved in food services in Saudi Arabia and the Arab
Middle East since the early 1990's, when Olayan Financing Company acquired the
Burger King franchise for Saudi Arabia and became the master franchisee for the
opened its first Burger King restaurant in Riyadh in December 1992. Today,
there are more than 300 Burger King outlets in the region; in 2012, Olayan was
awarded the prestigious Franchisee of the Year award by Burger King for the
Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Food Services Co. (OFS) operates the Saudi franchise. First Food Services, another
Olayan company, operates in the UAE, Egypt and Oman.
General First Food Services operates the brand in Morocco. The Burger King master franchise for the
region is held by HANA International Co. Ltd., another Olayan entity, which has
successfully recruited local operators in Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar and
2008, The Olayan Group added the Texas Chicken brand to its convenience food
options. First Food Services opened the first Texas Chicken restaurant in
the Gulf in Abu Dhabi in March 2008. Today, Olayan operates more than 30 Texas
Chicken restaurants in the UAE and Egypt.
major international brand was added in 2012 when an agreement was signed with
Buffalo Wild Wings to open restaurants in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the wider Gulf
region. The first restaurant will open in December 2013 in Dubai.
strong international partners and brands, and dedicated operators in each
country, Olayan prides itself on building world class franchising organizations
for the region.