Meals N’ More vendcafe wins Arab Franchise “Innovative Franchise of the Year award”
Mr. Bijoy Anand Raghavan and Mr. Yogesh Kamath receives the prestigious Arab Franchise “Innovative Franchise of the Year award” from Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai
Dubai: Arab Franchise Awards which recognized the excellence in the franchise industry of the Arab world announced the winners of 2022. Franchise industry leaders filled the Pullman Creek Ballroom to celebrate 2022’s top franchise entrepreneurs, leaders and their legacy. The ceremony began with a keynote speech by Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai – about the latest insights into the importance of homegrown franchise brands and how these trends can influence the local economy and help them expand globally.
Meals & More Vendcafe is a startup franchise that launched the first healthy vending machines in the UAE in response to an increasing number of forward-thinking companies who were asking for something other than junk food in their employee vending machines. Currently, the company is operating machines at four different locations. Those locations are DIFC, JLT, Business Bay and Dubai Technologies Corporate Office located in Dubai. The company proposes to add over 200 machines over the coming 2 to 3 years in the UAE.
“We feel honored and delighted to receive the award and we truly appreciate your generosity.It is a great honor for us to be affiliated with this award. It is just like a dream come true to me. We are very lucky to be honored by Arab Franchise Jury and we truly appreciate and respect this award. Said Bijoy Anand Raghavan, CEO of the Meals N’ More.
Among the winners was Reza Food Services Company, which is one of the largest developers of Mcdonald’s in the region. The company won the ‘Corporate Hall of Fame’ Franchise Award.
Fawaz Danish, President and Group CEO of Budget Saudi Arabia, won ‘Franchise Leader of the Year’. Galadari Ice-Creams Company, won the Franchise developer award outside the US. Al Hokair Group won ‘Franchise Brand of the Year – Hospitality Category’. Adnoc Distribution, won the ‘Franchise Brand of the Year’ award and Bird and Bird of the UK won the ‘Best Franchise Law Firm’ award. T. K. Khaleel of Bakemart and Gaurav Marya of Franchise India won the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ for their contribution towards franchise industry. Barns Coffee operator won the ‘Best Homegrown Cafe’ award and Chaiiwala of London Ltd won ‘International Franchise Year of the Year’, among other companies. Franway of Saudi Arabia and Emtiyz of UAE won the Franchise Consultancy firm of the Year awards. Meals N More won the most Innovative Franchise of the year award. Auto detailing company, Green Shine won the “Green Franchise of the year” award. Raydan Food company and Barns café of Saudi Arabia won the best Restaurant and café Awards respectively.
Winners of Arab Franchise awards with the Chief Guest Dr. Eesa Mohammed Al Bastaki, President, University of Dubai