Gulf Franchise Group is a boutique company specialising in restaurant brands with strong scaling potential, clear differentiation, technology driven, innovation, sustainability ethos, team development emphasis and most importantly excellent food & beverage offering.
Gulf Franchise Group
Investing capital and expertise into exciting, innovative emerging and established franchised and non-franchised brands with a view to eventual scaling in the GCC, MENA and internationally, either through franchising or direct investment in company owned operations.
Identifying emerging franchise brands from within MENA to be scaled within MENA.
Identifying emerging and established international franchise brands to be scaled within MENA. We seek brands which bring value to the MENA markets by offering strong technology content, innovation, clear differentiation, disruptive content and growth relevance within the MENA MARKET.
Development of a blockchain ‘Franchise Investment Fund’ which will be open to investors at all levels.
Joe & the Juice: From Copenhagen, founded in 2002 by Kaspar Basse, Joe & the Juice now has over 300 locations in Europe, North America, Asia & Australia. The remaining available MENAT markets are Bahrain, Oman, Egypt & Turkey. Candidate country franchisees must have an existing restaurant platform and be able to demonstrate operational excellence.
Vegan Junk Food Bar: From Amsterdam, Vegan Junk Food Bar is the leading plant based QSR brand, highly innovative in terms of menu offering, store designs and digital marketing expertise. Our first VJFB opened up in 2017 in the monumental westside of Amsterdam, rapidly followed up by four additional VJFB restaurants throughout the Netherlands. All GCC markets are available.
Pickl: Founded in Dubai in 2019, Pickl quickly expanded to nine locations across the UAE and is ready to go global. Winning awards for both its cheeseburgers and fried chicken, the brand’s versatile menu also includes plant-based burgers, indulgent milkshakes, and an unmissable selection of loaded fries. Pickl sets itself apart from the competition by focusing on high quality, fresh ingredients that are free from antibiotics, hormones, and preservatives.
Brunch & Cake is a brand for the people, loved by the people. Brunch & Cake is so much more than an all-day dining restaurant, it is an experience. The concept was born in the heart of Spain, Barcelona. Manex, the founder, dedicated his life to creating inviting environments & wholesome foods using quality ingredients, authentic recipes, organic produce, all served in generous portions with a promise of ‘Grandma’s Goodness’.
The Immersive Gamebox concept is the leading immersive gaming experience in the UK and US. The ‘Gamebox’ rooms can host six players at a time and feature a range of technologies to deliver a hyper-immersive experience. With an extensive portfolio of games in their in-house studio and with household names like Angry Birds (Rovio), Tetris and Shaun the Sheep.
ADRIFT Burger Bar Born from the legacy of Michelin-rated chef David Myers’ burger - once named “The perfect burger” by the New York Times. Venice Beach meets Tokyo at this lifestyle-oriented fast casual burger bar, focusing on quality ingredients and guest experience. Labelled the most successful F&B concept at Expo 2020 with 115,000 burgers served.
Tapas Revolution: from London, formed in 2010 with a mission of bringing the real taste of Spain to the UK, Tapas Revolution is from the largest Spanish restaurant group in the UK. Offering traditional and modern Spanish dishes with highly attractive and unique restaurant designs, the brand is targeting accomplished restaurant operators in the GCC.
The Duchess: From Amsterdam and the innovative Entourage Restaurant Group, The Duchess is inspired by the splendor and eminence of the Belle Époque period, and resides in one of the best-kept historic gems, the former KAS Bank and W Hotel Amsterdam, with the elegance of traditional London hospitality balanced with Viennese grandeur. Targeting luxury hotel groups in the GCC.
Icons Coffee Couture is a forward thinking and health conscious lifestyle Coffee Shop Chain. Icons is famous for its German 'Bio Kaffee' and a mix of healthy and indulging sweets and savories for a balanced lifestyle. Icons Coffee Couture's vision is to spread kindness and be leading in creating healthier communities, targeting expansion within MENAT, EU and Asia with F&B Operators.
Poké & Co is a healthy cafe and poké bar inspired by sustainable, fresh and high quality ingredients. Customers can craft their own bowls from a selection of bases, proteins, mix-ins, toppings and house made sauces. Poké & Co is the fastest-growing poké brand in the Middle East, with 20+ locations in the UAE and is looking to grow further, globally, through strategic franchise partnerships.
Grind Coffee: from London, Grind is a specialist premium coffee brand with 10 retail stores in London. Grind is the exclusive coffee machines & pods partner with the Soho House group of exclusive hotels. In addition to the premium fresh coffee offering and branded bottles drinks , the retail stores offer machine and pods with a significant gifting market revenue. Targeting luxury retail and restaurant operators in the GCC.