Bagel Bar Eyes Big Bite Of Middle East Franchise Market

Irish Independent:

Bagel Bar, the Irish food company founded in 2001 by former banker and IT executive Ray Cowzer, is hoping that a push into the Middle East will help revive fortunes at the company as it weathers the economic storm at home.

Mr Cowzer was recently approached by Sary Hamway, a respected Dubai-based franchising expert, with a view to marketing the Bagel Bar concept to investors in the region.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Mr Cowzer said that some interest had already been expressed by potential franchisees and that there could be scope for up to 10 Bagel Bar outlets in Dubai alone, where a significant expat community helps fuel demand for popular franchises. Read full story.

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