Is the restaurant scene in Dubai oversaturated?

The UAE is one of the world’s leading food and beverage markets, worth Dh52.4 billion in 2015, according to global market research group Euromonitor. Dubai alone has about 7,500 places to eat, from street cafes and fast-food outlets to fine-dining and high-end restaurants established by big-name chefs. Many will showcase their best dishes during Dubai…

Chef Massimo Bottura Says Dubai’s food waste must be curbed

Here’s a measure of how bad food wastage was getting in Dubai… the government was running out of landfill space in which to dispose of it. Tonnes of perfectly edible food was being buried in the ground. A report from the Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this year revealed that in…

How the world went crazy for Jollibee

Last October, Jollibee opened their 37th store in America. It was their second in New York State, but their debut in Manhattan. The first person arrived and started to queue 20 hours before its 8am opening. Despite the cold and persistent rain, a steady stream of people joined the queue throughout the night and into…