Thursday, April 13, 2006

Leisure: Macaroni Grills to open 14 outlets in Middle East

US-based restaurant operator Brinker International has announced plans to open 14 Romano's Macaroni Grill outlets in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE and Egypt. Construction is due to begin in July, with all 14 due to be open by 2009.

The deal marks the company's first step towards reaching its goal of quadrupling international revenues to 20 per cent of its total revenue by 2011, doubling the number of its global sites in the next two years and opening 80 new restaurants outside the US by 2008.