In a deal facilitated by Seeds Consulting, the chic, high-end Italian brand Bardo is expanding into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a franchise partnership with an established premium hospitality operator, with a first opening planned for next year in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh. Bardo has already seen great success in their St. James, London site, with its international clientele seduced by its lavish interiors designed in the ‘Dolce Vita’ style and a menu showcasing unique twists on traditional Italian dishes.
Bardo has been running since July 2021, receiving several positive reviews by food critics of Financial Times, The Telegraph, Luxury London, Hot Dinner and more. All of them agreed that it is one of the hottest restaurant openings that has happened in the last few years in the capital.
Luca Maggiora, owner and director of Bardo says: ‘It is a great achievement for Bardo to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a vibrant society and an ambitious nation. I look forward to expanding our operations in Riyadh together with our Saudi partners. Our customers will be able to experience the essence of the Italian Dolce Vita in a classy and relaxed atmosphere’.
Matteo Frigeri, co-founder and director of Seeds Consulting says: ‘We are proud to have forged this partnership, which highlights that – with our connections across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East – we can assure our clients of a pathway towards global expansion. Our portfolio continues to develop and we are excited to be behind the growth in the brands that we represent, which range from quick service restaurants and coffee shops to high-end dining. Congratulations to Bardo on their expansion into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; we are sure that this is only the beginning of their overseas ventures!’
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