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2013-07-17

A Toast to Another Successful Year for Cravia with The Founder’s Awards

The Cravia family came together once again to celebrate the outstanding efforts extended by the entire team that have contributed to another successful year for the company.
A group of 400 employees from Cravia’s head office and brands – Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Zaatar w Zeit, attended the awards ceremony at Atlantis The Palm on the 17th of July to recognise the passion, dedication and efforts that continue to drive the company forward and beyond borders.
The Cinnabon and Seattle’s Best Coffee team’s M. Suleiman was named Staff Member of the Year, Angel Sonajo as Assistant Manager of the Year, Sheejo Mathew as Store Manager of the Year, The Dubai Mall for Store as Overall Sales of the Year, Al Wahda Mall as Store Sales Improvement of the Year, and last but not least, Edmund Cabaltica as Leader of the Year.
Amongst the Zaatar w Zeit crew, Rawad Yaccoub was named FOH of the Year, Maria Villegas as BOH of the Year, Dawood Khan as Delivery Biker of the Year, Adela Fe Marido as Call Center Staff of the Year, Kashim Alta Mia as CK Staff of the Year, Bassam Zahwe as Manager of the Year, ZwZ Marina as Team of the Year and Taline Kastanian as ZWZer of the Year.
From the Cravia head office, Borhan Dali was honoured with Support of the Year, Rani Baraka as Team Player of the Year and Blesilda Balderas as Employee of the Year.
A group photo was taken to capture the many faces of Cravia, many of whom have been with the company for years. They have been there to see the company reach significant milestones, and will be there to experience further accomplishments in the coming years.
2013 was a great year, with Cravia witnessing a 17% increase in sales – a major validation of the consistent and sustainable growth of the company. This success was achieved thanks to the relentless efforts of the team to make the brands grow, along with the addition of new venues and the revamping of existing ones. So far this year, Zaatar w Zeit has opened two new branches, one in Motor City, the other in Tecom, and renovated and relaunched the popular Sheikh Zayed Road branch with the new identity. Additionally, a new outlet for both Cinnabon and Seattle’s Best Coffee opened in Mushrif Mall and at the Dubai International Airport. The Ibn Batuta and the Souk Madinat Jumeirah branches were recently renovated too.
Beyond the UAE, Cravia is taking major expansion steps into other key markets in the region, with a major stop in Saudi Arabia where it will be opening one of the largest Zaatar w Zeit outlets in the region this August on Al Tahlia Street, Riyadh.
With each year that passes, The Founder’s Awards acts as an important reminder of the truly inspirational growth that Cravia continues to enjoy after more than a decade since its inception, and invites everyone to join hands to achieve more and grow together.