Eating out: International food chains operating locally

Published: November 21, 2017 20:05:12 | Updated: November 23, 2017 14:44:02

There are a number of international food chains which are operating their businesses mainly in Dhaka and some other major cities across the country.

Detailed information about some of those are presented below for our readers’ convenience:


A&W Restaurants

A&W Restaurants, Inc. is a chain of fast-food restaurants which is famous for its draft root beer and root beer floats.

It became famous in the US for its frosty mugs. The mugs are kept in the freezer and eventually get filled with A&W Root Beer before they are served to customers. From its headquarters in the US, it serves in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. This includes 16 countries and territories. Its products include hot dogs, root beer, cheese curds, burgers and chicken. A&W opened its first restaurant in Bangladesh in December 2004.


Burger King

Burger King is an American global chain of burger fast food restaurants with its headquarters in the USA.

The Whopper Burger is its signature product, but it also offers hamburgers chicken french fries soft drinks, milkshakes, salads, desserts and breakfast hot dogs. It serves in over 15,000 locations worldwide and employs more than 35,000 people. It opened its first outlet in Bangladesh in December 2016.



Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant chain originating in South Africa. It currently serves over 1,000 outlets.

Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom, and it operates in over 30 countries. It specialises in Portuguese style chicken dishes with various peri-peri marinades. It started operations in Bangladesh in 2007 with its first restaurant in Dhanmondi and has been a crowd favourite ever since.



Sbarro, LLC is a pizza chain that specialises in New York-style pizza by the slice and other Italian-American cuisines. With its headquarters in the US, it serves in over 800 locations in 33 countries. Its products include Italian-American cuisine, pizza, pasta and salads. It started its operations in Bangladesh in 2015.


Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is an American doughnut company and coffeehouse chain. With its Headquarters in the United States, it operates in over 1000 locations worldwide.

Its products include baked goods, soft drinks, hot beverages, sandwiches, frozen and iced beverages. And it currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide.

It started its operation in Bangladesh in May 2016. And it plans to open at least 20 stores all over the country in the next five years.


Baba Rafi

Kebab Turki Baba Rafi is the world's largest chain of kebab stores.  With its headquarters in Indonesia, it operates in over 1200 outlets in more than eight countries.It primarily sells kebabs, burgers, sandwiches, shawarma and hot dogs, bread and frozen foods. It started its operations in Bangladesh in 2016.

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