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Galadari Ice Cream Company Receives "Developer of the Year" Award from Dunkin' Brands

DUBAI, UAE, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Achieves Highest Record Number of New Store Openings Worldwide and Now Has over 700 Stores  

Company Aims To Reach 1,000 Stores Across GCC and Australia in Three Years 

Galadari Ice Cream Company (GICC), master franchisee for Baskin-Robbins in the Middle East, and part of Galadari Brothers group, joint venture partner for Baskin-Robbins in Australia, was awarded the prestigious "Developer of the Year" Award 2014 from Dunkin' Brands for achieving the highest record number for New Store Openings in 2013.

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Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis presented the award to Khaled Soliman, Galadari Brothers Group (GBG) CEO and Abdulmonem Suliman, GICC Acting General Manager in a ceremony that was held in Dubai  and attended by GBG and DBI key executives and staff.

"We have been partners with Galadari Brothers Group for over three decades with continuous growth and success over the years. We are very proud to present Galadari Ice Cream Company with this truly deserved award for their outstanding achievement for their record number of new store openings across the world, and we are looking forward to even more success together," commented Travis.

In just one year, GICC managed to open 81 new stores, which in itself is a true record for any quick service chain. GICC is well known for hitting world records throughout the years with other examples such as achieving exceptional world record sales in key stores across the Middle East such as the stores in Mall of the Emirates (Dubai) and Mirdif City Center (Dubai).

"Dunkin' Brands is one of our close long-term partnerships in the Group. We are proud to receive such a recognition of achievement. This is only the beginning of a new era in the Group as we are looking at next coming years envisioning exponential growth not only in the Middle East but also in Australia. We plan to hit the 1000th store over the next few years," commented Khaled Soliman, Galadari Brothers Group CEO.

GICC started its first store in Satwa, Dubai, and now is the largest network of QSR chain in the region. A highly detailed team is responsible for the store developments which present the most updated store designs matching the Dunkin' Brands standards and requirements. GICC has established a range of Baskin-Robbins store sizes and concepts that adapt to each country's needs and demands.

Now the Group has over 750 stores across the Middle East Region and Australia with close to 700 stores in the Middle East region alone. It is also the sole franchisor for Dunkin' Donuts in Qatar.

The group currently operates its stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Australia.

About Galadari Brothers Group  

Galadari Brothers Group was founded in 1961 by Abdul Rahim E Galadari and Abdul Latif E Galadari, and is one of the leading business conglomerates in the UAE. The Galadari Brothers Group operates in various sectors that include retail, automobiles, heavy equipment, industrial trading, media, engineering, hospitality, and real estate with operations across the GCC, Asia and Australia. Some of the brands operated by the group include Baskin Robbins, Mazda, Radisson Blu Hotel (Dubai, Deira Creek), The Khaleej Times, Komatsu, JCB, Rotair, Veedol and Ziebart. For further information, please visit http://www.galadarigroup.com

About Galadari Ice Cream Co. 

GICC is the flagship company of the Galadari Brothers Group. GICC is the master franchisee for the Baskin-Robbins brand in the GCC, and is the world's largest franchisee for Baskin-Robbins with close to 700 stores spread across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. GICC has been the first company to introduce an international brand of ice cream in the area and has the largest store network in the Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industry in the Gulf Region.

About Baskin-Robbins  

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard-scoop ice cream and soft-serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,000 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2012, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.9 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit http://www.BaskinRobbins.com.  

About Dunkin' Brands 

With more than 18,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of fiscal 2013, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included nearly 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and 7,300 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

For more info please contact:

Galadari Ice Cream Co. Ltd.
Natascha Edelmann
Head of Marketing
T: +971-4-6057000
E: [email protected]

Mohammed El Batta
Fekra Communications
T: +971-4-4317178
E: [email protected]

SOURCE Galadari Ice Cream Co.

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