Zaatar W Zeit Franchise - Lebanese urban eatery

About the brand «Zaatar W Zeit»

Zaatar w Zeit brings the concept of a casual Lebanese urban eatery to everyday life. In 1999, when we opened our first doors in Sodeco, Beirut, we drew inspiration from traditional Lebanese dishes.

Ever since we set out to cater to modern lifestyles. We ignited a culture of tasteful living by serving cravings with an international twist.

Uplifting the experience of our forever inspirational “Mankousheh” was the main purpose. Since then, Zaatar W Zeit evolved relentlessly from a bakery to a casual eatery by creating new flavors and new combinations.

About the brand «Zaatar W Zeit»

Zaatar W Zeit is a quick casual Lebanese urban eatery striving to offer an exceptional eating experience rooted in a blend of authenticity and innovation. We cater to today's generations and their lifestyles with a variety of tastes meant to start conversations. Our journey started in Beirut, and we now proudly service 7 countries on 3 continents. We pledge to provide quality and freshness while fostering an inclusive and creative work environment. The diversified categories that differentiate Zaatar w Zeit from all other eateries… from the breakfast section to the specialty wraps to the sweet desserts.

The casual and welcoming atmosphere harnessed by a delicious menu established Zaatar w Zeit as a home away from home.

Our goal is to make Zaatar W Zeit a global “Love Brand.”

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Size of restaurant

Stand Alone150 SQM +
Regular Store100 – 150 + SQM
Food Court50 + SQM
Grab & Go80 + SQM
Food Truck20 SQM
Dark Kitchen30 + SQM

How much does the Zaatar W Zeit franchise cost?

Initial Investment: $800,000 – $1,200,000*

Central Kitchen
Starting 250,000 $*
Fit-out300,000 $*
Furniture & Fixtures25,000 $*
Kitchen Equipment80,000 $*
Technology40,000 $ *
Others50,000 $ *

Payback period: Based on the Project
Average turnover per month: $130,000
Royalties: Based on the Location
Franchise fees: Based on the Location

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Zaatar W Zeit Franchise - restaurant hall


  • Have a passion for the industry and a strong belief in our concept
  • Have the willingness and ability to open multiple units over a defined period of time in a specific geographical area
  • Have minimum liquidity to open and operate a specified number of units over a defined period of time in a specific geographical area
  • Have willingness and ability to issue bank guarantee in case needed
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the Food & Beverage services/Restaurant sector
  • Have a proven record of having developed or operated multi-unit concepts
  • Have the ability to establish an infrastructure dedicated to the development of our brand
  • Have local knowledge and expertise in the areas of real estate, government regulations, labor law, and supply chain

Zaatar W Zeit Franchise advantages

  • Brand Recognition: Zaatar W Zeit is a well-established and recognized brand, leading to quicker and more sustained business.
  • Continuous training, brand development, operational excellence… an experienced Brand with a 20 years experience in Franchise.
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From humble beginnings in Sodeco, Beirut in May 1999, we embarked on a flavorful journey with just one specialty – manakeesh. Fast forward to today, and we've blossomed into a culinary haven with a diverse menu that includes breakfast delights, special wraps, fresh salads, mouthwatering pizzas, delectable desserts, refreshing juices, and sizzling skillets. Our commitment to quality and taste has transcended borders, and we now proudly operate in 7 countries (Lebanon, Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Egypt & Canada) across 3 continents, boasting a global family of 76 branches. With a dedicated team of 1.6K employees and a warm welcome extended to 6.1M guests, our growth is a testament to our passion for food and hospitality. Our journey also includes the establishment of an annual tradition, World Mankousheh Day, celebrating Lebanon's iconic breakfast every November 2nd of the year. We're honored to uphold the highest food safety and quality standards, with our Central Kitchen earning the prestigious Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) for the second consecutive year. Furthermore, our dedication to our team's well-being was acknowledged when we were officially certified as a Great Place to Work in 2022. At Zaatar W Zeit, our success story is flavored with love, dedication, and a commitment to delighting taste buds worldwide.

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  • Year of launching franchise:
    2004 (Kuwait)
  • Franchised companies:
    5 (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE (Dubai+Abu Dhabi), Egypt, Saudi Arabia)
  • Owned companies:
    2 (Canada & Lebanon)
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