Saleh Bin Lahej allies with CRO
Dubai, May 8, 2008
Saleh Bin Lahej Group and Consolidated Restaurant Operations have joined Join hands to Create Consolidated Restaurant Management in the region.
To mark the occasion key executives launched EL Chico Café at Dubai Marina and officially inaugurated Cantina Laredo in Abu Dhabi.
The new group will be launching a planned 75 restaurants in the region over the next seven years.
Present at the event Saleh Bin Lahej Group vice-chairman Mohamed Saleh Bin Lahej, and Consolidated Restaurant Operations CEO John Harkey Jr, host dignitaries and partners for the first meal at the family-oriented restaurant.
“The tie up between the Saleh Bin Lahej Group and the US-based CRO has given the region its first authentic taste of Mexican cuisine. We pride ourselves in bringing true taste sensations to the region for over a decade and El Chico Café and Cantina Laredo add their unique personalities and flavours to our expanding portfolio of restaurants,” said Mohammed Saleh.
“Over the past 10 years, the Saleh Bin Lahej Group has had tremendous success with a number of international franchises. That combined with this region’s exponential growth and want for choice and innovation, makes the tie up to form Consolidated Restaurant Management a very attractive and significant decision for us and patrons in the region,” said Harkey Jr.
'The UAE is one of the number of locations where we plan to launch El Chico Café and Cantina Laredo over the coming seven years, including all the other Emirates and further afield; Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia and Brunei to name but a few,” said Saleh Bin Lahej Group president Osama Salhin. – TradeArabia News Service