SALEM

| Print |  Email
Thursday, March 01, 2007

{safe_alt_text}

Pizza, long a favorite with kids and college students, is also in demand in the Middle East. “Pizza is very popular over there,” says Richard Page, vice president of franchise development for Salem-based Figaro’s Italian Pizza. The national chain known for its baked and take-and-bake pizzas, signed a franchise agreement with Sense Gourmet, a subsidiary of Abu-Dhabi-based Foodco Holding. The agreement calls for a minimum of 50 franchises in eight countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Although Pizza Hut already has locations in the Middle East, the Al Dhahry family, owners of Foodco Holding, felt strongly that a niche product like Figaro’s would do very well. Figaro’s currently has 114 locations in 20 states and Canada. The first of the Middle Eastern locations will open in the summer.


The JELD-WEN Foundation of Klamath Falls pledged $2.5 million to Willamette University at the end of January. The donation will create an endowed chair in Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. It is the largest donation in the graduate school’s history. Willamette’s is one of two MBA programs in the United States dually accredited for Business Administration and Public Administration.


Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

Political Clout

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Businesses spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence political decision makers by piling money into campaigns.


Read more...

OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


Read more...

Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Contributed Blogs
Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


Read more...

A Recipe for Success

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.


Read more...

Shifting Ground

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Bans on genetically modified crops create uncertainty for farmers.


Read more...

College Conundrum

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.


Read more...

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS