BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 26, 2016 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Chester’s International is proud to announce a partnership with Emteyaz Al Riyadh Company which will bring American fried chicken to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emteyaz Al Riyadh Co. is a subsidiary of Othaim Real Estate and Investment Company, which owns and operates 8 shopping malls and 13 amusement centers throughout Saudi Arabia, with over five million square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space total.
Under the new development agreement, Emteyaz Al Riyadh and Othaim plan to bring twenty new Chester’s locations to various locations throughout Saudi Arabia and oversee the operations. All locations will feature Chester’s delicious, double hand-breaded chicken and tenders, plus cole slaw, wedges, fried corn and other regional favorites.
“We are excited to bring the best fried chicken in the US to Saudi Arabia,” said Abdulraouf Alhafez, Regional Marketing Manager for Othaim. “We’re opening four right now in our malls. Chester’s will be a new dining destination for families out for the evening.”
“It has been an exhilarating time at Chester’s,” said Ted W. Giles, CEO of Chester’s. “The team at Othaim has been wonderful to work with, and we look forward to a strong partnership.”
Othaim Real Estate and Investment Company develops, markets, and operates large commercial malls in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is committed to the latest international standards in selecting locations to attract international and local companies and staff. Othaim currently owns 8 large commercial malls—with 5 more under construction— and 13 amusement centers. Also in the portfolio are a number of fashion retail brands (10) and restaurants/cafés (7), both with dozens of local and international locations.
Chester’s International, based in Birmingham, AL, has been a leader of quick serve restaurant (QSR) concepts for over 50 years. Chester’s offers high quality, great tasting products, flexible locations, training and support. We only use fresh chicken that is specially marinated and double-breaded using a proprietary family recipe, and our menu includes bone-in, tenders and potato wedges as well as breakfast and homestyle sides.