Ohio-based Buffalo Wings & Rings continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its ninth location in Jordan, spearheaded by president and CEO of Buffalo Wings & Rings International, Haytham David.
The opening in Jordan is the first of 12 new locations planned for the Midd.....
The opening in Jordan is the first of 12 new locations planned for the Middle East, including in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where the brand recently signed its first development agreement.
“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.”
In May 2003, 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 percent owned by the Jerasat family. As the ninth 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.