Franchising is highly dominant in UAE In 2012, major players in consumer foodservice in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) included: Kuwait Food Co (Americana), franchisee of Yum! Brands Inc's KFC and Pizza Hut brands; Emirates Fast Food Co, franchisee of McDonald's, Subway Arabia; First Food Services, franchisee of Burger King; and M H Alshaya, franchisee of Starbucks, PF Chang's China Bistro and The Cheese­ cake Factory, amongst other brands.

Credit Content and Photo : Middle East Food. October 2014, Issue 10 and