About Canton

Canton has been delivering fresh Chinese cuisine fast for over 23 years. Till today Canton has been able to keep up with the promise of the founder to provide its valuable customers high value, tasty and healthy cuisine, and vows to continue this philosophy.

In 1991, Canton opened its first fast casual Chinese restaurant in the KSA. Today HB Holding owns and operates more than 60 stores throughout KSA and Egypt, and plans to open 20 more by the end of 2015, making it the largest Chinese FCR and most popular in Saudi Arabia. Canton’s commitment to serving healthy and high-quality choices has enabled it to win the admiration of all age groups alike.

At Canton, we expertly utilize one of the oldest and best cooking elements in the world, the wok, to deliver fresh, delicious Chinese food to our loyal customers. We pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients, whether it is fresh vegetables, quality proteins, rice grains, or noodles. The beauty of the business model is that the high-quality food can be served very quickly in a busy setting. This allows maximum profitability for the store owners. Canton is an ideal place for a quick and healthy meal.

Menu Offering

Canton is recognized as a leader in Chinese cuisine with its artful selection of delicious and healthy dishes, be it Szechuanese or Cantonese. Popular menu items include: salads, soups, noodles, rice, beef, chicken, seafood and a refreshing beverage list.


On-site support
a) Site selection assistance and construction guidelines. b) Grand and soft opening support.
d) Quality control and product/service/ training/ materials/ programs.
e) Sales, operations, and marketing support.

Home Office Support:
a) Marketing materials.
b) Operational guideline.
d) Training classes materials / online assignments / evaluation/ career path.

Online Support:
b) Marketing and printing services for collateral materials.
c) Webinars on operations or marketing subjects.
d) Full training online system.
e) Online Home delivery system.

Unique Business Proposition

  • The first fast casual Chinese chain in MENA
  • Premium quality, great prices and excellent value
  • Excellent franchisee profits
  • Healthy and fresh food
  • Live cooking
  • Flexible floor plans and modular customized restaurant design solution
  • Low food and labor cost models
  • Simple-to-execute operating system
  • Call center system for the Home Delivery

Investor Profile

  • Established multi-unit company in retail or food & beverage industry.
  • Access to prime real estate location.
  • Existing restaurant infrastructure.
  • Strong regional / local market knowledge.
  • Investment Upon Application
  • Country of Origin Saudi Arabia
  • Available Locations Middle East, North Africa, Europe & Asia
  • Development Type Master Franchise
  • Main Products Salads, Soups, Noodles, Rice, Seafood, Refreshing beverages
  • Operational Locations Saudi Arabia (56), Egypt (2)
  • Category Food
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