Industry News | November 7, 2017

Muscle Maker Grill Inks First International Agreement

Muscle Maker, Inc, the owner of Muscle Maker Grill, the rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant brand, promoting a healthy lifestyle by offering nutritious alternatives to traditional dishes, today announced that Muscle Maker Grill has inked a new franchise agreement to open ten locations throughout Kuwait—marking its first international territory. Committed to providing healthier fuel for an active lifestyle, the local franchisees, Abrar Kazem Makki, Abdullah Kazem Makki, Yousef Kazem Makki and Essa Kazem Makki, will open the first restaurant in Salmiya in the fall.

Founded in 1995, Muscle Maker Grill provides its guests healthier versions of mainstream-favorite dishes that taste great, making it convenient, affordable and enjoyable to eat healthy. Muscle Maker Grill’s diverse menu was created for everyone—fitness enthusiasts, those starting their journey to a healthier lifestyle, and people trying to eat better while on-the-go. Providing “Great Food with Your Health in Mind,” Muscle Maker Grill’s menu will feature items with grass-fed halal steak and all-natural halal chicken, as well as options that satisfy all dietary preferences—from the carb-free consumer to guests following gluten-free or vegetarian diets. Muscle Maker Grill does not sacrifice taste to serve healthy options.  Now, guests can have delicious, nutritionally balanced food without the regret. More than just food, Muscle Maker Grill restaurants are a friendly, relaxed and social environment where guests can enjoy great-tasting dishes and engage with fellow health enthusiasts in their area.

“We are pleased to announce our first international agreement, bringing Muscle Maker Grill to Kuwait,” says Robert E. Morgan, president and chief executive officer of Muscle Maker, Inc. “The Muscle Maker Grill team has generated a tremendous amount of momentum in both new and existing markets and I am pleased to report that the progress continues. We look forward to working with these excellent franchise partners to introduce the Muscle Maker Grill concept to guests in Salmiya and the surrounding areas.”

“We are excited to partner with Muscle Maker Grill and to be the franchise group that extends the brand to the international community,” says Abdullah Kazem Makki, the Muscle Maker Grill franchisee in Kuwait on behalf of his partnership that includes Abrar Kazem Makki, Yousef Kazem Makki and Essa Kazem Makki, “We were attracted to the brand for its ability to offer a healthy alternative that doesn’t sacrifice taste, coupled with a fun, social atmosphere for customers to enjoy. It’s an exciting time and we believe those in and around Salmiya will embrace Muscle Maker Grill and its fresh, real food menu options.”

Muscle Maker, Inc (anticipated stock symbol: MMB), the owner of Muscle Maker Grill, recently announced its intention to launch a Regulation A+ initial public offering that allows any qualified investor the opportunity to invest in its health-focused concept. The brand is actively seeking to raise up to $19,999,998 in its Initial Public Offering (IPO) under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act to support its aggressive domestic and international expansion plan. TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, working with its online division BANQ (www.banq.co), will act as the lead managing selling agent and sole bookrunner for the offering.

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