Chairman’s Message

Abdul Latif K.Al-Aujan
Chairman of the Board

Welcome to the Bahrain Family Leisure Company website!

Our aim at Bahrain Family Leisure Company is to provide all our guests with a memorable dining experience and I was delighted late in 2016 when both Bennigan’s and Cucina Italiana were recognized for their excellence.

Bennigan’s has shown continued growth compared to last year in terms of revenue and Gross Operating Profit. I am happy to inform you that Bennigan’s restaurant received “Best Favourite North American Restaurant Award” during the year 2016. Further I am very much delighted to announce that our Bennigan’s Restaurant named as Number One Restaurant in Revenues compared with all other Bennigan’s Restaurants in the world. Considering the popularity of Bennigan’s Brand, we are planning to open a branch in Amwaj Island which is full of prospective clientele.

Cucina has performed better than last year with a growth year on year. The 4th edition of Cucina’s popular MasterChef competition, bigger and better than last year has performed well – each episode has been filmed and aired on Bahrain TV as the competition progressed. This promotional showcase event really attracts the crowds and has been widely covered in most media publications and newspapers.

Kazbah continues with its two current operations and as we move into the New Year we are looking to restructure this division in order to grow this part of the business. We are currently seeking new projects that would be suitable for the current skill set and hope to grow the business to several projects by end 2017. We are currently looking at Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) opportunities for the different brands.

Of course awards are only part of a successful operation and I am delighted to report on the results for the financial year 2016; a year in which we continued to build on last year’s Revenue and Profit. Despite continuing competitive challenges both our restaurant brands, Bennigan’s & Cucina produced an improved sales and profit performances, with Bennigan’s in particular performing strongly.

The BFLC management team, headed by general manager Ibrahim Abdo, have made significant improvements in our day-to-day operation and are now concentrating on the next stage of our strategic plan by expanding the current operation. The success of the Company would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the management and staff.  The Board of Directors joins me in extending our appreciation to the Company Management. We congratulate Ibrahim Abdo (General manager) and K.T. Pauly (Financial Controller) and entire team who have done their part in producing the best possible results in the year 2016. We are privileged to have such a committed and capable team and are confident that this team will continue to produce the best possible results in 2017.

I welcome your feedback on any of our operations and our team looks forward to welcoming you in one of our outlets very soon.