Middle East Franchise Market Overview

by Glee Hospitality on February 14, 2020
In layman’s terms a franchise is essentially a person or a company that is given the license to run a business under a franchisor’s brand name. Based on mutual understanding,…

Glee Hospitality Solutions’ expansion into Saudi Arabia

by Glee Hospitality on December 12, 2019
By: Abdul Kader Saadi, founder and managing director at Glee Hospitality. Glee Hospitality Solutions, a hospitality management and consultancy company, was established in Dubai, UAE in 2009. The company offers…

MENA F&B Market Overview

by Glee Hospitality on December 11, 2019
The MENA F&B market is in a continuous state of flux, with constant challenges emerging, and yet the number of opportunities ripe for tapping is on the rise for those…

11 Best Practices and Tips for Your Restaurant’s Cash Flow

by Glee Hospitality on December 9, 2019
Restaurant Cashflow Forecasting - Image of Glee Consultant and Restaurant Staff
As we approach the end of the year, many F&B businesses are already getting concerned about consistent cash flow issues. When it comes to keeping a business running, cash is king. When cash is poorly managed, the business will grind to a halt. Managing restaurant cash flow can be tricky, especially if you have some other demanding issues that you have to attend to. Here are some of the best practices and tips to solve your most challenging cash flow concerns.

Meet the Sponsors: Glee Hospitality Solutions

by Glee Hospitality on November 21, 2019
BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s The Big Food & Beverage Forum 2019 and The Leaders in F&B Awards 2019 will take place on Monday, November 18 at Sofitel Dubai…

10 “Good” Restaurant Strategies that Can Harm Your Business

by Glee Hospitality on November 17, 2019
Restaurant Strategies Cover Image - People in the Restaurant
Restaurant businesses come up with different strategies to reach their goals, get good ROI, footfall, etc, but somehow, things don’t seem to work out. This could be because they are making or overlooking some mistakes that are hurting the business. If you are new in this business, you need a restaurant strategy with specific goals and objectives that are customer-centred to drive revenue. Some strategies may seem good on the surface but they are not entirely profitable. Let’s have a look at these types of strategies.

Top 10 Profitable Lessons from Fast Food Chains

by Glee Hospitality on November 3, 2019
F&B Consultants Share Fast Food Chain Lessons Cover Image - Burger and Fries
Fast food chains are a common reference for F&B Consultants when they are giving success tips to start-ups or businesses. The food chains can teach your brand a few things about how to be successful in an economy that has cut-throat competition among businesses in the same industry.But why is the food chain industry booming?To succeed in the fast-moving industry, the mastery of a different set of parameters is required unlike those in the fine-dining sector. Clients in this industry are looking for predictability, affordability, convenience and speed rather than a memorable eating experience.

Common and Overlooked Mistakes Found During Restaurant Audits

by Glee Hospitality on September 19, 2019
Restaurant Audit-Optimise Restaurant Operations
Running a restaurant is no easy task. There are a lot of moving parts that have to be working correctly and in sync to ensure the success of your restaurant.…

How Will F&B Businesses Benefit from the Dubai Expo 2020?

by Glee Hospitality on September 11, 2019
Dubai Expo 2020 Insight Cover - Image of Metro Line and Buildings
An expo is a world fair, where countries from all over the globe come together to showcase or share their innovations and ideas. The first World Expo, titled Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London in 1851. It is considered the first exhibition of manufactured products on a global scale, and it laid the foundation for all the World Expos held in the following years. In November 2013, Dubai was awarded the right to host the Dubai Expo 2020. It will be held in Dubai South District, near Al Maktoum International Airport.

Expert Guide in Creating a Profitable Restaurant Menu Design

by Glee Hospitality on September 5, 2019
Creating a Profitable Restaurant Menu Design - 2 Women Looking at the Menu
The menu is one of the best marketing tools that a restaurant has at its disposal. Yet this remains a secret of a few successful restaurants. When customers walk in, the menu is the first actual interaction they will have with your restaurant. Many establishments offer generic, fold-out menus with a simple list of the dishes that they serve. This may indeed save you some money on printing, but that's about the only favour such a menu will ever do you.