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2 years ago Media Publications , Newsroom

Al Franchise magazine features Dr. Khalid Al Sharfaa, Chairman of MENAFA

Al Franchise magazine features Dr. Khalid Al Sharfaa, Chairman of Middle East And North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA). Al Franchise is a specialized magazine on Franchise world that provides knowledge, business culture and different opportunities in franchise field. Get your copy now!

2 years ago Newsroom

MENAFA hosts Franchise Thursday for the month of July

The Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA) under the guidance of Mrs. Loubna Alsharfa, Director of MENAFA hosted another edition Franchise Thursday – a networking event, on 27th July at Burj Gate, Dubai, UAE following its highly successful pilot event last May.

Dr. Khalid Alsharfa, Chairman and Founder of MENAFA lead the event, as one of the speakers who shared insights and knowledge about franchising particularly in the UAE and Middle East region.

Other speakers who graced the event are Mr. Ali Sheikh from ASTECO Real Estate, and Mr. Suhail Ashraf from VLCC International, who discussed franchise opportunities in their respective businesses.

Mr. Adel Al Awadhi, Executive Chairman of Corporate Business Services (CBS) – member and co-host of MENAFA for Franchise Thursday shared his thoughts on being a member of MENAFA and their partnership goals to reach out to more businesses that are seeking for growth and development.

 

The event was attended by MENAFA members, aspiring entrepreneurs, and company’s decision makers and managers who had the opportunity to network with each other after the presentations.

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تميزت مجلة “الفرانشايز” بمقال للدكتور خالد الشرفاء ، رئيس مجلس إدارة جمعية الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا للأمتياز التجاري “.

يسرني أن أشارك أفكاري ورؤيتي في منح حقوق الأمتياز بمنطقة الشرق الأوسط بصفتي رئيس مجلس إدارة جمعية الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا لحقوق الأمتياز التجارى (منافع) حيث تساهم الامتيازات في البلدان المتقدمة بنسبة تصل إلى 50 المائة من قطاع تجارة التجزئة.

شراء امتياز فى أفضل الحالات يسمح لك بتجنب العديد من المعوقات عوضا عن البدء بعمل تجارى من الألف إلى الياء كما يحسن الأمتياز التجارى من احتمالات النجاح و لقد رأينا أن حق الامتياز لديه نسبة نجاح 90٪ مقارنة مع البدء فى عمل جديد “وفي أسوأ الحالات إذا كان قرار التفكير بالقيام بإستثمار يبدو قاسيا بعض الشئ ويمكن أن يكون كابوسا إذا لم تسر الأمور علي ما يرجي لها لأنه لا يمكنك ببساطة الأبتعاد بعد الشروع فى العمل بهذا القرار. فأنت لا تزال مسؤولا عن قيمة الإيجارات على المدى الطويل لمساحة التجزئة الخاصة بك كم أن القرض المصرفي الكبير الذي أخذته لتمويل الأعمال التجارية و  الإلتزام طويل الأجل تجاه مانح الأمتياز كل هذه عوامل قد تزيد من إحتمالية أن تتأثر جميع جوانب حياتك بهذا القرار حيث أن الأعباء المالية تؤثر حتما على حياتك وعلى تفكيرك و تقديرك لذاتك وإمكاناتك لذلك نحن نعتقد أن جمعية منافع تلعب دورا هاما في تعزيز وتطوير صناعة الأمتياز في منطقة مجلس التعاون الخليجي لتفادى بعض القرارات أو الممارسات الخاطئة وتساعدك لأختيار الأمتياز المناسب”

يتم تحديد النجاح النهائى لأختيارك لإمتياز تجارى بواسطة عاملين مهمين:

أولا: الأجراءات والمتطلبات اللتى تتخذها فى بداية إختيارك للأمتياز التجارى لضمان أنك تختار الامتياز الأمثل لاحتياجاتك الخاصة والخبرة التى تتمتع بها والموارد المالية التى تملكها قد لا يكون الامتياز مناسبا للآخرين وقد تكون على استعداد للعمل 70 ساعة أسبوعيا للسنة الأولى وتتحدث قائلا إن عملي الجديد بات مفتوح الأن في حين أن البعض الآخر قد لا يكون لديهم الوقت أو الأستعداد للقيام بذلك. أو لربما تكون على استعداد لاستثمار مليون ريال في مفهوم امتياز معين، في حين أنه قد يشعر الأخرين بالمخاطرة بنفس المشروع، وهذه ليست سوى عدد قليل من العديد من الاعتبارات والتساؤلات التى يتوجب عليك تقييمها قبل اتخاذ قرار للاستثمار في نظام امتياز معين.

 ثانيا: إلتزامك بالعمل الجاد والعمل وفق القوانين، إذا كنت قد وقعت على إتفاقية ملزمة لإمتياز تجارى طويل الأجل، فإنه بالنسبة لمعظم الامتيازات الجديدة في مجال صناعة الخدمات الغذائية مثلا قد يترتب عليك العمل لمدة  60+ ساعة في الأسبوع حتى يمكنك الأيفاء ببعض المسؤوليات اليومية كمدير لإمتيازك التجارى كما إنه يتطلب منك العمل كفريق واحد – أى أنك لا يجب أن  تتصرف كريادي وتقوم  بكل ما تريد من أفكارك الخاصة بك فى معزل عن النظام المفترض عليك إتباعه والدور المنوط بك أن تقوم به. إن نظام الامتياز يكون ناجحا فقط عندما نلتزم بالتوجيهات التى يتوجب علينا القيام بها والناتجة عن خبرة مانح الأمتياز لأنها هى الطريقة التى أوصلته للنجاح نتيجة ممارسات سابقة وتجنب لأخطاء سابقة تم التغلب عليها بخبرته.

يجب الوضع بعين الأعتبار في تحليلنا النهائي أن الأمر منوط بك – وليس بمانح الامتياز – على مدى نجاح الأمتياز، وسوف تكون نصيحتي بصفتي رئيس مجلس إدارة جمعية منافع فضلا عن كونى صاحب الامتياز لشركة ريماكس الأميركية للعقارات هو اتخاذ الخطوات التالية وهى أنه ” تذكر أن الأمر ليس بلعبة ” وأنه يجدر بك عدم إتخاذ الطرق المختصرة بل يجب عليك إتباع توجيهات مانح الامتياز والمستشارين المختصين فى مجال الأمتياز التجارى بعناية واقول لك لا تعتقد أنك ذكي أو مستقل بحيث لا يمكنك الاستفادة من المشورة من المهنيين الخارجيين ولا تفترض أن إرشادات الامتياز المطلوبة بشأن مقدار الاستثمار والخبرة المطلوبة منك إلي أخره بطريقة أو بأخرى لا تنطبق عليك. لا تقبل أي وعود أو “تفاهمات” من صاحب الامتياز التي لم يتم الألتزام بها من قبله خطيا وضمن إتفاقية الامتياز، إستثمر الوقت الكافي للقاء مع العديد من ممنوحي الامتياز و التحدث معهم بشأن نظامه، إن الأستثمارات التي تقوم بها سواء في الوقت والمال سوف تسدد بهدوء وبصورة أفضل من فكرة الأستثمار الضعيف من ناحية الموارد والتمويل لأن الفرص قليلة ويندر في مجال الأعمال الحصول على فرصة ثانية لذلك إبذل المزيد من الجهد للقيام بالأعمال بالطريقة الصحيحة من المرة الأولى.

د. خالد محود الشرفاء – رئيس مجلس الأدارة لجمعية الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا لحقوق الأمتياز التجارى

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2 years ago Media Publications , Newsroom

Media gathering to announce the first Bahrain Franchise & Dine Expo – 2017

Media gathering to announce the first Bahrain Franchise & Dine Expo – 2017 Under the patronage H.E Sheikh Hisham Bin ABDULRAHMAN AlKhalifa Governor of Bahrain Capital with Dr. Khalid Al Sharfa, Chariman of Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association- Menafa who was also present to grace the event. The Expo is being organized by QMS and MENAFA, supported by Bahrain Expo and Tourism and Tamkeen as strategic partner.

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2 years ago Newsroom

Desert Chill – Massive thank you to Abdulrahman aka Safwanista

Massive thank you to Abdulrahman aka Safwanista for the collaboration and creating this awesome video. (more…)

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2 years ago Newsroom

Franchise company Taunigma: Promotion at Byblos Hotels

Promotion at Byblos Hotels

Dear partners!
We have recently finalized the promotions in Geant hypermarket chain aimed at popularizing NT.Payments system. This time, a promotion took place at Byblos hotel group where our payment kiosks are installed.
Byblos offer 4-star comfortable hotels located in areas of Dubai with a well-developed infrastructure such as Tecom and Marina. This is a popular place to stay for tourists and business travelers.
Two of the most frequent users of our terminals at Byblos hotels were awarded valuable gifts by a hotel group manager – branded souvenirs and a power bank. The charging unit and NT.Payments kiosks will help our winners to stay always connected!

Due to NT.Payments terminals installed in supermarket and pharmacy chains, hotel groups, etc, such joint promotions give excellent results both to us and landlords.

We plan to continue holding similar campaigns. Follow the news!
Best regards,
Team of Taunigma & NT.Payments & InDoor.TV
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2 years ago Newsroom

Vapiano re-opens following £1.8m refurbishment

The Great Portland Street branch of Italian restaurant brand Vapiano has re-opened following a £1,750,000 refurbishment

Vapiano launched in Germany in 2002. The Great Portland Street branch opened in 2008 and was the first in the UK. It is the most profitable Vapiano restaurant of the 200 in operation globally.

Vapiano re-opens following £1.8m refurbishment

Architects Finkernagel Ross were brought in to transform the restaurant within a six-week period.

The Finkernagel Ross team stripped the building with only the existing ceilings, perimeter walls, general ventilation and air conditioning units remaining on site. New electrical services were installed throughout and the restaurant’s back-of-house and customer areas were completely refurbished with fresh new equipment, furniture, lighting and décor.Phil Sermon, managing director, Vapiano UK said: “Finkernagel Ross have incorporated inspiration, creativity and practicality into their design and management of several very successful projects for Vapiano UK.”

Finkernagel Ross acted as executive architects and project managers on Vapiano restaurants in Soho, Brisbane and Manchester.

Further restaurants in some of Vapiano’s most coveted locations in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh are in the pipeline, with Finkernagel Ross starting work on Vapiano Centrepoint in September 2017.Vapiano won a DiVA award in 2016 for Best Use of Social Media (Operator). It used both online and offline channels to reach its audience, who posted on social media such as Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook. One of its most original ideas was a selfie mirror in the toilets, to appeal to its selfie-obsessed guests.

In the first month of the campaign, followers grew 19% (against a target of 16%) and posts using the hashtag have only been positive.

Sources: Click here for more information

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2 years ago Newsroom

Johnny Rockets Celebrates Summer With Delicious New Menu Items

Better Burger Chain Retains Focus on Quality and Value with Exciting Changes at Dine-In Locations

LAKE FOREST, Calif.July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Its warmer and the days are longer. Some call it “summer fever,” but at Johnny Rockets the buzz in the air is all about new menu changes at its dine-in restaurants across the country available now.

Known for its world-famous, fresh handcrafted burgers, Johnny Rockets is elevating its core offering by moving to the “best of the best” – juicy, tender Certified Angus Beef® fresh, never frozen cooked-to-order patties, made with superior cuts of choice and prime beef, meeting stringent quality standards. Johnny Rockets pairs its new premium flavor-packed patty with a fresh toasted brioche bun and offers guests a range of savory toppings, from thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon strips to Smokin’ Chipotle sauce. Diners can now also choose a savory Gardein™ Black Bean Burger or a Boca® Burger (at select locations), served with fresh tomato and crisp leaf lettuce, as a tasty alternative protein, and have the option to substitute the brioche with an Udi’s® Gluten-Free bun.

Sausage lovers will rejoice with the addition of Nathan’s® Famous all-beef hot dogs, featuring a choice of savory toppings from relish and chopped onion to all-meat chili and Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Rounding out changes to the new menu is the kids’ mini-burger now made with a Kings Hawaiian® roll, and a tasty new shareable starter – Loaded Street Tots®. Also known for its hand-spun shakes and floats, Johnny Rockets will continue to offer Original and Deluxe flavors, from Oreo® Cookies & Cream to Chocolate Peanut Butter, each made with the finest USDA certified premium vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and real whipped cream. Johnny Rockets’ new menus now include nutritional and calorie count information as mandated by government regulations.

“We are proud to announce these exciting innovations to the Johnny Rockets menu,” said James Walker, President of Operations and Development of Johnny Rockets. “These changes emphasize our commitment to the quality premium burgers that the Johnny Rockets brand is known for, and strives to meet the evolving tastes of our loyal customers with an expanded range of flavorful, healthful menu choices.  We’re confident that partnerships with leading specialty food brands, from Nathans Hot Dogs and King’s Hawaiian Bread to Gardein, will ensure our restaurants have something for everyone in the family to enjoy. We’re looking to generate excitement and anticipation with fans of the Johnny Rockets experience as we roll out these menu updates.”

SOURCE https://goo.gl/r9Xr4M 

Related Links

http://www.johnnyrockets.com

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2 years ago Uncategorized

Noon & Kabab TASTE OF PERSIA

 

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MENAFA in the Global Franchise Magazine, Europe

The Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA) is featured in the latest issue of the Global Franchise Magazine, Europe. The article tells information about the 3rd Middle East Franchise Expo & Forum – Dubai and enumerates the benefits of joining the premier franchise exhibition in the MENA region.

DUBAI MEANS BUSINESS

Seminars, franchise workshops and networking opportunities galore at the Middle East’s premier franchise event

The third Middle East Franchise Expo & Forum takes place this year at the Convention Centre, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th October.

Organised by the Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA), the Expo takes place under the patronage of MENAFA Honorary Chairman, His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khaled Al-Saud. The Event is also supported by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Khalifa Fund, Dubai SME, Dubai Events and Federation of the GCC Chambers of Commerce.

The annual expo has grown rapidly since its inception three years ago, attracting more exhibitors, delegates and visitors with every new show. With many regional and international brands coming together to showcase their products and services, the event represents prime opportunities for attendees to meet serious investors, to speak at the Expo and to present brands to the MENA markets. As the Middle East’s premier franchise event, the Expo also receives wide media coverage throughout the region.

BENEFITS

As well as exceptional opportunities for networking, seminars and franchise workshops, benefits of attendance include:

  • exposure to large number of serious investors over two days;
  • engagement with visitors from the GCC, Levant, North Africa, CIS countries, Far East, Europe, and USA;
  • one-to-one business meetings;
  • speakers, seminar and franchise workshop opportunities;
  • the chance to nominate your company for the MENAFA Awards for the Franchise Excellence; and
  • extensive PR and marketing exposure across the Middle East.

To make the most of the experience, attendees can arrange meetings in advance with exhibitors through the Expo team.

For those looking for accommodation, there are many hotels to choose from in Dubai, with rates to suit various budgets, and transport options to the venue include Metro and taxi.

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