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CaliBurger To Enter Sweden

 

CaliBurger announced it has signed an agreement to open restaurants in Sweden.  The first restaurant is expected to open in Stockholm later this year. The local franchisee operates hotels, ice cream shops, and other quick-service chains in Sweden. CaliBurger’s newly formed European regional management team, based in London, will provide ongoing support and assistance to build the brand in Sweden.   

CaliBurger Closes Equity Financing to Open U.S. HQ

CaliBurger announced that it has completed an additional equity financing from two U.S.–based venture capital groups. The capital will be used to establish CaliBurger’s headquarters and infrastructure for the U.S. in Washington, D.C. The first restaurant will open in late 2014.

CaliBurger USA will be run by restaurant veteran Rick DeMarco. Rick previously served as an operations executive at The Counter, House of Blues, and California Pizza Kitchen. Over the past year, Rick has worked with the CaliBurger team to establish the supply chain and roll out plan on the East Coast.

CaliBurger Signs Franchise Deals for Middle East

CaliBurger, a fast-casual better-burger concept, recently signed a major master franchise deal for all of the Middle East with an experienced area developer, who has a successful track record of bringing brands to strong growth markets and customers in the region.  

Under that agreement, a recent five-unit sub deal was signed for Bahrain. CaliBurger has signed 2013 franchise deals in Iraq, Kuwait, China, and the Philippines.

The Bahrain franchisee is the CEO of Noor Enterprises, the sister company to a multiconcept operator in Bahrain. 

CaliBurger Heads to the Philippines

CaliBurger announced that it has executed a Master Franchise Agreement with IP Ventures (“IPV”), a Manila-based private equity group. 

Under the terms of the agreement, a joint-venture subsidiary of IPV will have exclusive rights to open CaliBurger restaurants in the Philippines. The joint venture is in partnership with Raj Sadhwani, one of the founders of Distillery, DRAFT, Opus, and Beso establishments. 

The first restaurant is expected to open in fall 2013. 

CaliBurger Makes Its Way to Hong Kong

CaliBurger announced it has signed a franchise agreement with a group of financial investors to open the first CaliBurger restaurant in Hong Kong. 

“Hong Kong is the financial center of Asia and is home to one of the most diverse populations in the world,” says Charles Liao, CEO of CaliBurger China. “The opening of CaliBurger in Hong Kong will allow millions of people to enjoy California's best burgers and chicken sandwiches and get a glimpse of emerging fashion, music, and technology trends from California.”

CaliBurger Inks Deal for Kuwait, Iraq

CaliBurger announces that it has signed a franchise agreement to begin opening CaliBurger restaurants in Kuwait and Iraq. The franchisee Ali Hashem will have rights to open multiple units in Kuwait and serve as the master franchisee for Iraq. Mr. Hashem is a local entrepreneur whose family owns United Foodstuff Industries Group Company, one of the largest food companies in Kuwait.  

Two New CaliBurger Restaurants Open in China

CaliBurger announces that it will open two new restaurants in China. The new restaurants will feature a new interior design and incorporate advanced technologies to create a unique dining experience. CaliBurger customers in Shanghai and Guangzhou will be able to enjoy a taste of “Cali’s” best hamburgers and chicken sandwiches in an environment that looks, smells, and feels like California.