Following its recent expansion into Mexico and Russia, Quiznos has turned its attention on the United Arab Emirates through an agreement with new franchisee Royal Bun Cafe. Quiznos and Royal Bun Cafe plan to open more than 70 restaurants to the UAE throughout the next eight years.
Quiznos will debut in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah by early 2014.
"We are thrilled to launch this expansion into the UAE, especially with a trusted partner like Royal Bun Cafe," Ken Cutshaw, president of International Development for Quiznos, said in a news release. "We are confident the new Quiznos locations will be met with the same success as our other international locations. The Quiznos brand is continually growing and evolving, and this is another step forward as we continue to attract and gain new customers worldwide."
Expansion into the UAE is part of Quiznos's international development plan to open more than 1,000 international stores in more than 40 countries by 2020.
"Signing this major agreement with Quiznos was an easy decision for us," said Bushra Makki of Royal Bun Cafe. "Because of its recent successes in other countries, and our knowledge of the UAE market, we are excited to pave the way for the stores here. It's a winning combination."
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