Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hamburger restaurant will be located on Blajat Street in Salmiya

Kuwait/United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2016: Alghanim Industries and The Wendy’s Company, which last year formed a strategic collaboration to expand the hamburger company across the MENA region, today announced plans to open their first Wendy’s restaurant in Kuwait. The restaurant will open by mid-December on Blajat Street in Salmiya. 

It will be a stand-alone location, able to seat up to 68 inside and 60 outside, open daily from 7am till 3am, with a drive-through and delivery service. 

While this will be Alghanim Industries’ first Wendy's store in Kuwait, the brand is well established in the UAE, with 17 restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. In June, Alghanim Industries also announced plans to expand the brand into Saudi Arabia in 2017.

The Wendy’s-Alghanim Industries collaboration has already been an active one, with investment in existing restaurants, new products and policy changes. Alghanim Industries has refurbished four locations and opened three new ones, all in the UAE. Wendy’s has launched new products, conducted intensive staff training and has improved the quality of food and ingredients used, including a move to 100 percent Angus beef for all its burgers.

 The signature Wendy’s burger, Dave’s Hot N Juicy will be renamed to Dave’s Single, Double or Triple depending on size. Finally, Alghanim has increased maternity leave benefits, with an eye to attracting more women to the workplace and making Wendy’s – and Alghanim Industries – a more competitive company.

“After more than a year’s partnership with Wendy’s, this much is clear: people in the MENA region love this restaurant,” said Omar Kutayba Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries. “Our first location in Kuwait – and our broader expansion plans – should be taken as a sign of our commitment to bringing Wendy’s to as many people in Kuwait and across the region as possible. Our customers are clamoring for more restaurant locations, and we are excited to provide them.” 
Bob Wright, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and International for The Wendy’s Company, said: “We are delighted that the Wendy’s brand will now be in the home country of Alghanim Industries in Kuwait.  We look forward to working closely with the team in Kuwait to grow the Wendy’s brand, bring new jobs to the country and continue to build on our growth in the region.”

Phil Broad, VP of Food and Beverage at Alghanim Industries, said: “We are hugely excited to be opening in Kuwait and enabling our customers to enjoy the great tasting, high quality food and welcoming environment for which Wendy’s is famous.  As with all Wendy’s restaurants our Kuwait operation will use the freshest ingredients and food made to order providing a quality customer experience from start to finish.”   

The Wendy’s Company is a key part of Alghanim Industries’ Food and Beverage portfolio, which launched in 2013 with the acquisition of Costa Coffee in Kuwait. Outside F&B, Alghanim partners with many leading global brands, including American Express, British Petroleum, Colgate-Palmolive, General Motors, Honda, Mars, Mondelez, Philips, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Whirlpool.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dear Self... Anonymous Sender..

Thank you for sending this mail to me and for giving me the permission to post.... I do hope you'll be better and finally find your purpose in life... you're a great person and please write more!!


Dear Self,

It’s been a while, you and I had been partners for as long as I can remember, when I was young I thought I am not able to survive but things had completely changed even the way I think and the way I accepted life as it comes

Lately, things had been tough for both of us, while you tried to balance me with the reality and imagination, I on the other hand started to process a very low self-esteem and it’s affecting our relationship, you want me to be better while I wanted to just let go and die, should I be worry?? 

 I’ve been through a lot of pain and struggles but I really don’t know what happen to me this time… it’s like a bomb, I wanted to explode from within!!!  I wanted to face the reality but it seems so hard, I’m lost in the shadow of my existence….
I wish, I can say I’m ok but deep within you know what I feel, it hurt so much that it pumps so fast….. I hope I’ll be ok…. I hope this feelin of emptiness will soon be filled with happiness and contentment, it’s my fault for allowing myself to feel such kind of emotions, and I failed to recognize the consequences..

So Dear Self, I hope you’ll be kind to me, I need you to be ok, I need you to stop all the non-sense, I need you to heal, I need you to be happy and finally accept that such feeling comes with pain, I want you to cry and to mourn, I want you to say good bye, to say enough, to say no more…. I want you to find the light, to find that something …. To find that reason to live!!! 

I’m sorry self for being rough, I have nothing but you.. So please stay strong!!!