Two stores to open in Istanbul, furthering international growth strategy
TORONTO, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - New York Fries, a privately owned Canadian
company, is proud to announce the opening of two stores in Istanbul,
Turkey. These two locations will mark the 27th and 28th stores in the
chain's international growth strategy opening in August and September
of this year. The New York Fries brand is currently expanding into
countries in the Middle East and Asia region.
Both stores will be operated by ARDAQ Group Company, led by Rashad
Mammadov, President and Murat Apkinar, Solution Partner. ARDAQ is the
exclusive licensee of New York Fries in Turkey. ARDAQ Group Company is
a branch of GKT OJSC (Gence Körpü Tikinti) of Azerbaijan.
"We are very excited to announce another international market opening up
for New York Fries, especially in such a great city like Istanbul,"
said Jay Gould, president of New York Fries and South St. Burger Co.
"We're looking forward to opening our two stores in Turkey and
introducing New York Fries to a whole new group of consumers."
Officially opening its doors in August, the first store will be located
in Turkey's Brandium Mall in the mall's food court. The store will
occupy 476 square feet with customer access to both food court seating
and an outdoor patio. The second location will open in Marmara Forum's
food court in late September. Construction for this project is already
The opening of the Istanbul locations follows another international
franchise for New York Fries, which opened its first location in China
at InCity Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, on December 28th 2012. This
location is a franchise of Next Step Limited; the licensees of the
brand in Hong Kong and Macau. New locations in China and Hong Kong are
planned for this fall.
About New York Fries
New York Fries is a Canadian, privately-owned retail chain specializing
in premium quality, fresh-cut fries and poutine. Located in all major
Canadian malls, the 155 unit chain has successfully expanded
into China, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Macau, Kurdistan and
Bahrain with 26 international units. In 2004, New York Fries became the
first Canadian quick-service company to switch its oil to
non-hydrogenated, trans-fat-free sunflower oil. In 2008, New York
Fries won the Pinnacle Award for Franchisee Excellence, acknowledging
its outstanding franchisee relations. In 2011, the chain created the
NYF Poutinerie brand extension, signaling a commitment to expanding its
poutine line up and solidifying its position as Canada's favorite
poutine purveyor. New York Fries was named of Canada's 50 best managed
companies in both 2011 and 2012. www.newyorkfries.com
SOURCE: New York Fries
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