Golden Krust Takes Halal Patties to the Middle East!
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest and fastest growing Caribbean franchise has enhanced their 25th anniversary by successfully delivering the first shipment of Golden Krust Halal Beef Patties to the Middle East. The journey began four years ago with Everest Foods Company. W.L.L., a general trading company specializing in importing and exporting frozen food products. Everest Foods Co. supplies frozen products to consumers in, not limited to, the following countries: Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The vision of Golden Krust (GK) is to bring the taste of the Caribbean to the world and the partnership with Everest Food Co. has offered a significant opportunity to do so in the Middle East.
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill signed a two-year contract with Everest Foods Co., legalized by Washington, in which Golden Krust will supply Everest Foods Co. with a 20ft container of product per month. The first shipment meet all customs criteria and was delivered without any hindrances. These GK Halal patties are being supplied to the Military Bases, supermarkets, and other local businesses in the Middle East. Everest Foods Co. has informed GK VP of Retail Sales, Leroy Hawthorne, that the response of the sampled Halal Beef Patties was so overwhelming that they are requesting Halal Chicken Patties as well as Coco Bread to be sent on the next shipment to be sampled! They are even looking into supplying the commissaries with Golden Krust products.
GK VP of Retail Sales, Leroy Hawthorne stated, “After four years of negotiating, four years of hard work, we have finally penetrated this untouched market. Finally, finally, we have broken into the Middle Eastern market and we know we will do extremely well.” Leroy Hawthorne and VP of Real Estate and Legal, Lorraine Hawthorne-Morrison, along with other team members have worked tirelessly on this project for years with the help of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and all are excited for what the future holds. GK President & CEO, Lowell Hawthorne mentioned that the success of this project brings GK one step closer to fulfilling its’ 2020 vision of making Jamaican-styled patties and Jerk Chicken mainstream food items.
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Inc., www.goldenkrustbakery.com, is a Caribbean food chain. Founded in 1989 by Lowell Hawthorne and his family, Golden Krust headquarters is located in Bronx, NY and has 120 stores nationwide.
Everest Foods Company, W.L.L., http://www.everestfoodstuff.com/, a general trading company specializing in importing and exporting of Frozen food products. Established in 1997 they also specialize in the development, promotion, marketing and sales of various Frozen Food Products.