First Chowking store opens in Oman

Posted at 05/22/2012 3:50 PM | Updated as of 05/22/2012 6:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Fast food chain Chowking opened its first store in Oman on Sunday.

Chowking is a popular Chinese fast food brand under Jollibee Foods Corp., which offers noodles, dimsum and rice bowls.

The first store in Oman, located in Qurum City Centre, Muscat, was inaugurated last Sunday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the branch was attended by Philippine Chargé d’Affaires Jose L. Garcia III and Chowking Oman’s owner Ahmed Husain Lasir.

Chowking Oman General Manager Bunny Malik said the management is already looking at opening a second store in Muscat, as well as opening the first Jollibee store in Oman.

In a statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Garcia said he welcomed these initiatives and expressed hope that more Philippine fast food chains will also open in Oman.

JFC, the country's largest food service company, with 2,004 stores in the Philippines, which include brands Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King.

There are several Jollibee, Red Ribbon and Chowking stores around the world. In the Middle East, there are 7 Jollibee stores in Jeddah, 1 in Qatar and 1 in Kuwait.