Lebanese restaurant Café Blanc is boosting its presence across the MENA region. According to newswires, it will be establishing a new branch in Qatar.
The new facility, stretching over 400 square meters, will become operational as of July 2013. Real Estate Services Group will be Café Blanc’s franchisee and will be in charge of developing its network in Qatar in the coming years.
Café Blanc also opened an outlet in Egypt. The Egyptian franchisee is National Travel Service. Investments made in each outlet range between US$ 700,000 and US$ 1 million, depending on the dimensions of each premise, as per the same sources. The restaurant already has branches in Kuwait, Dubai, the UAE, and the KSA.
The company that possesses Café Blanc, termed Blends, also owns Lebanese diner concepts Living Colors, Zahr El Laymoun, and Waterlemon. Blends is planning wider expansions throughout 2013. In June, the KSA will see the introduction of the first Waterlemon venue and the opening of a new Café Blanc. Another Café Blanc branch will be opening in Abu Dhabi in June.
Locally, Café Blanc has two branches in ABC Ashrafieh and in Verdun. Blends will become an exclusive birthday organizer at KidzMondo, the children's edutainment center that will be opening soon in Downtown. Blends will also be the food & beverage provider for a new children's project in Jbeil.
Lebanon Weekly Monitor – Bank Audi