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Nathan's Famous (US) Expands Brand Offering in Dubai

24 Aug 2020 - Nathan’s Famous, Inc., the American tradition serving New York favorites for more than 100 years, is expanding in Dubai and the Middle East through a variety of partnerships and deals aimed at bringing the iconic brand to fans across the region.On the heels of the brand’s announcement to work with Mezzan Holding KSC and its subsidiary, Khazan Meat Factory, to produce halal hot dogs, today Nathan’s Famous announces its intent to bring the storied American tradition, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest to Dubai with a regional qualifier event in the coming months.

“Our team is excited about the growth and potential we see for Nathan’s Famous in Dubai, especially following our trip there just a couple of weeks ago,” said James Walker, SVP, Restaurants. “We’ve made great strides with some incredible partners and look forward to growing our brand there and creating a new group of Nathan’s enthusiasts in the Middle East. It’s only fitting that with this growth, we bring the world-renowned Hot Dog Eating Contest to Dubai, and we look forward to finding a fantastic venue and partners to make it a reality.”

Nathan’s Famous is currently sourcing venues and sponsors for the Hot Dog Eating Contest Regional Qualifier event in Dubai. The contest will be the first ever International contest with Halal hot dogs. The male and female winner will join the world’s most notable competitive eaters on stage at the July 4, 2021 contest in Coney Island, NY.

In addition, Nathan’s Famous also announces that its partnership with Dubai based Kitopi Kitchens ramps up this month with delivery throughout the region. Also, on tap for 2020, is distribution in grocery stores and food service, including cart service in popular spots around Dubai.

About Nathan’s Famous

Nathan’s is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and 11 foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Last year, over 700 million Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were sold. Nathan’s was ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013.

Business Wire