Dairy Queen is expanding in the GCC

Dairy Queen recently released information that it will relaunch its Kuwait and UAE operations in 2015. The brand is currently present in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman. Al Safwa Food launched Dairy Queen in 2011 in Saudi Arabia and currently operates less than 10 locations. Jawad Group of Bahrain operates 11 locations in Bahrain, 5 locations in Qatar, and 1 in Oman.

BAJCO Group will operate the upcoming UAE Dairy Queen operation but no information was released about Kuwait’s operator. It is worth to note that Dairy Queen launched in Kuwait in 1990s and seized its operation in 2003 as stated by Brad Houser, vice president of international development of Dairy Queen (link)