Red Lobster and Olive Garden are coming to Kuwait

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So we can now mark off Red Lobster and Olive Garden from our restaurants we need to have in Kuwait list. What’s still missing? Wendy’s, A&W, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, White Castle, Arby’s, Cheese Cake Factory, In-N-Out and Taco Bell. [Link]

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  1. Adam says:

    I love Red Lobster.

  2. mishmisha says:

    jamba juice!

  3. zaydoun says:

    When will this crappy American suburban franchise epidemic ever end??!!!!

  4. Mark says:

    Zaydoun: Please check list above ;)

  5. Z says:

    Cheese cake factory plzzzzzzzzzz missing

  6. Hoj says:

    Olive Garden = poison; literally.

  7. Dave says:

    Ill take Crystals over white casle…

  8. Randy says:

    both Red Lobster & Olive Garden are HORRIBLE!!

    Bucca di Beppo for Italian .. that is the way to go!!

  9. les says:

    where will the location be.

  10. bazaar says:

    Taco Bell is opening next month

  11. Adam says:


    Thank you god. My prayers have been answered. Where is it opening?

  12. yousef says:

    I’ve had my fair share of crappy good at olive garden and don’t really like it. I do like the salad and breadsticks though, but my family makes the restaurant out to be the holy grail of restaurants, when really, they’re the same as every restaurant where 90% of the food is frozen and canned but they can somehow charge way more for it.

    Every Red Lobstor I’ve gone to has been a dump. That and I don’t like seafood so i don’t really have too much of an opinion on it lol. I always ordered chicken fingers when my family wanted to go and they sucked.

  13. q80 says:

    Finally Red Lobster :)

    I LOVE Red Lobster, but with Americana? Are they going to serve clean fresh good sized seafood?
    I think we will be served overpriced seafood.

  14. hatealshaya says:

    i’ll eat if they aren’t
    al shaya
    homiazi group (kout food group)

    taco bell was franished by the kout group
    next summer is coming

    would about a bbq rib place?

  15. mohammed alhussaini says:

    yubiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii n we want cheese cake factory

  16. Agja says:

    We need a YogenFruz [waaaay better than pinkberry]
    Also, a Dave&Busters – it would at least provide some entertainment other than stuffing our faces.

    @mishmisha: yeah, definitely need a Jamba Juice too

  17. T.Pain says:

    Great low class shitty US restaurants coming to Kuwait, woooohooooooooooo! The Olive Garden is a joke!

  18. BAJS says:

    YAY for Red Lobster!

  19. MJH says:

    i heard al shay3 is bringing cheesecake fact in december. dont know if it is true though, hope it is

    and go easy on olive garden pple, we get that you guys know italian food lol, but overall olive garden is good for its price. any other “bucca” type italian food is way overpriced, although it is awesome

  20. Longhorn In Kuwait says:

    Dave & Busters would be way over priced here just like that place on top of 360 Mall! Red Lobster isn’t too bad but Olive Garden is a thing of the past just like that waste of space Planet Hollywood!!!! Carrabbas is a much better choice for another Italian franchise here. A Mexican catina(unfortunately minus the alcohol) would be a nice addition here as well, it must have a chef from the States here to monitor the quality of food that comes out of the kitchen just like PF Changs had done.

  21. Danderma says:

    I always hated the Red Lobster… Olive Garden is fine but it’s American Italian which means lots of oil not much of taste…

    I thought the Cheesecake factory was opening soon? I read that somewhere after they started selling their cakes in caribu but i am not sure where

    I would want the Magnolia Bakery to arrive to Q8 though… and if anyone is willing to franchise Dubai’s Lime Tree Cafe it would be amazing!

  22. Randy says:

    Danderma: Cheesecake Factory has at least one or two cake shops in KSA and are indeed supplying cheesecakes to Caribou. However, I seriously doubt the full fledged resto will be in Kuwait anytime soon.

    As for Magnolia Bakery, the cupcakes are crazyyyy good but was disappointed when I went to Bloomingdale’s at Dubai Mall only to find out they didn’t have the ingredients to make MB’s world famous banana pudding :-(

  23. Babar says:

    Cheese Cake factory is already in Kuwait from last three years in a partnership with Caribou coffee….

  24. Mark says:

    Babar we don’t care about the cheesecakes, we’re talking about the cheesecake factory restaurant

  25. Ab. says:

    The cheesecakes at carribou r no why from the original cheesecake factory restaurant, they r incomparable !

  26. Jeff Gordon says:

    SWEET!!! What about Chik-Fil-A and Guthries??!Buffalo Wild Wings? McAlister’s Deli?? All these are in SEC country…. ROLL TIDE!! ;)

  27. Randy says:

    Jeff Gordon: TIDE GOT ROLLED :-)

  28. Longhorn In Kuwait says:

    No in Kuwait cares about SEC country except for Americans like you and I! Chik-Fil-A will never happen because they are too religious(christian)! Closed on Sunday’s, Kuwaiti’s would have it shut down probably!

  29. Desert Girl says:

    …crappy American suburban franchise epidemic:

    Supply and demand.

    Just wish the same would work with booze.

  30. Jeff Gordon says:

    Randy: So did a lot of other teams this past weekend! :P

  31. sami says:

    Sounds like fun. Yet I believe that they should give it to other groups rather then the usual one who own almost every brand and famous restaurant in Kuwait.

    Or maybe new groups with the right leadership and proper training.

  32. nocturnal says:

    Arbys is nasty they should never open it in kuwait.
    five guys ftw

  33. Khajoor says:

    You can have the most American of American diners in Kuwait but it still will never be like the west.

  34. Randy says:

    Jeff Gordon: yes lots of other teams took beatings but they weren’t the number 1 team in the nation :-P

  35. ^B says:

    At this rate, we’ll never have to leave Kuwait to eat at places we once associated with the US/Canada/the West.

    Ugh, it’s frustrating to watch everything becoming an international, consumerist franchise.

  36. Mo says:

    I don’t understand this rush for US brand, they are soul less and drift away from what a restaurant should be. When are we going to put people, chef and personality at the forefront of the restaurants. Dear friends enjoy the convenience food and standardisation without me. Kuwait will hopefully become more culinary astute in the coming decades ;)

  37. Saad says:

    Out of curiosity would anyone be interested in having five guys in Kuwait? Even though we have johnny rockets, burger boutique, slider station etc..

  38. Q8Mike says:

    I am really sad my favorit rest RL is not in good hands Americana will ruin it

  39. angel says:

    for me ??

    red lobster?? hre i come.. i will be the next angel served you in Red Lobster.. hehehehe in shalah!!!

  40. steakbaby says:

    I cant wait for a Longhorn Steakhouse here. They have the best Steaks Ever. Americana will operate them, anyone know were ?

  41. badriya says:


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