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International food chain Panos opens in UAE; targets AED 31 million expansion

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East, has announced the opening of the first café and restaurant of Panos – one of Europe’s largest award-winning sandwich shop chains, within its development.


The DIP outlet of Panos is its first in the UAE. Panos, which has over 30 years’ expertise and 240-plus outlets across Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Taiwan, is planning to open 25 outlets across GCC in seven years, as part of its expansion strategy with investments to the tune of AED 31 million.


Panos has also opened its café at Sahara Centre, Sharjah, with Jumeirah Lake Towers Cluster X to follow. Panos Restaurant and Café in DIP, spread across 5,575 square feet and located on the Ground Level of Dubai Investments [DI] House, features a full-service restaurant, café kiosk, as well as specialist pastry, cake and bakery lines.


Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager of Dubai Investments Park, said: “The opening of Panos Restaurant and Café in DIP is a great value addition to the development, offering wider choice of international cuisine to the diverse population mix within DIP’s residential complexes, and adding to the unique attractions that DIP offers as an integrated community hub.”


Alaia Lakkis, General Manager at Panos, said: “Panos is thrilled to open its first outlets in the UAE as part of its strategic growth plans in the region. Every detail – from menu to the décor – of our restaurants and cafés across the UAE has been meticulously planned. The food is classically Belgian, served with finesse and complemented by Belgian warmth in a relaxed but sophisticated ambience. Panos is happy to bring its famed reputation to the region and we are confident that consumers will respond enthusiastically to our menu and exceptional service.”


Panos Restaurant and Café in DIP offers both indoor & al fresco seating for 144 guests and an authentic Belgian fare.