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Famous Dave’s and Tablez Food Company Opened Brand’s Fourth Location in United Arab Emirates

Storied Barbeque Franchise Expands Master Development Agreement with Tablez, Opens Newest UAE Location in Dubai Festival City Mall

By Madeline LenaStaff Writer
SPONSORED 2:14PM 03/28/19

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. has increased the scope of its master development agreement reached with Tablez Food Company to bring three additional restaurants to the United Arab Emirates for a total of seven locations.

Tablez officially opened its fourth Famous Dave’s location at Level 1, Water Front, Dubai Festival City Mall in the Dubai Festival City neighborhood of Dubai.

After seeing the potential Famous Dave's had in the UAE thanks to its name recognition and legacy status, Tablez made the decision to expand its agreement with the brand in August 2018. Since, Tablez and Famous Dave’s have worked together to launch the brand in the country with much success, even beating initial projections to open several locations ahead of schedule.

Full-service barbeque concepts have seen tremendous success in the United States, but haven’t made the leap to the Middle East until Famous Dave’s led the charge in 2016. As an innovator in the space, Famous Dave’s embraces the challenge of becoming a familiar name in a new international territory to then grow consistently in neighboring countries.

With the expanded development agreement, Famous Dave’s is excited to bring a relevant menu of its award-winning BBQ and grilled meats, burgers, sandwiches, salads, made-from-scratch sides and classic desserts to even more guests in the UAE.  

 “As we continue to enter new markets worldwide, our partnership with Tablez represents our company’s willingness and ability to innovate while simultaneously maintaining our strong brand culture and identity. We’re excited for the opportunity to continue attracting new Famous Dave’s fans and franchise partners across the globe,” said Famous Dave’s CEO Jeff Crivello. “By strategically working with the best food and beverage group in the country, we’ve been able to successfully provide a customized, world-class dining experience,” added Famous Dave’s COO Geovannie Concepcion.

Tablez Food Company, the food and beverage arm of Lulu International Group, both develops and seeks out new concepts to bring to the region where it has a has a strong presence and market expertise. The company has worked with several franchise brands to bring an elevated dining experience to its customers, including Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, Galito’s Flame-Grilled Chicken, Sugar Factory, Pancake House, and more.