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McDonald's UAE boss says adding healthy food to menu doesn't work

The biggest challenge for McDonald’s UAE is “making people buy more salads,” according to its managing director and partner Rafic Fakih. Fakih said there is little demand from UAE customers for healthy options at the fast food chain, which is ...

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Australian chef inks deal to bring Italian restaurants to the Gulf

International retail franchise operator MH Alshaya Co has announced a partnership with award-winning Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco to bring the 400 Gradi Italian restaurant brand to the Middle East this year. The expansion of 400 Gradi, a Naples-inspired Italian ...

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Saudi bloc says Qatar action on terrorism not enough to end crisis

Qatar is falling short in its efforts to counter terrorism, a Saudi-led alliance that’s boycotting the Gulf nation said, an apparent setback to US mediation efforts after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the bloc to ease its seven-week embargo. ...

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75% of GCC firms 'have yet to engage VAT advisors'

Three-quarters of GCC firms have yet to engage with their tax advisor on the subject of value-added tax (VAT), a study claims. A survey showed that the vast majority – 88 percent – of respondent firms have not made budgetary ...

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