Ocean Basket (already in 16 countries) to open five more restaurants in the UAE

Ocean Basket opened its first tiny, six-table restaurant in Pretoria back in 1995.

Today there are 201 restaurants in 16 countries.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ocean Basket Company Leader Grace Harding.

Harding discussed the opening of five new stores in the United Arab Emirates this year.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

In the UAE there is such a hunger for excitement.

Grace Harding

They have a mall culture. It’s almost impossible to be outside, it’s 50 degrees!

Grace Harding

Seafood is very acceptable in the UAE.

Grace Harding

We have 40 restaurants outside of South Africa. They generate more than half our profits.

Grace Harding

I doubt it [that the Guptas eat at Ocean Basket]! We’re not fancy enough!

Grace Harding

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