Shawarmer, one of the fastest growing and largest Saudi owned and operated restaurant groups, closed the doors on its restaurants across the country to bring more than 1,500 employees to Riyadh for its annual Ramadan celebration, the largest all-employee event in the company’s 20-year history.
“Just three years ago when we came together we had fewer than 50 restaurants and less than half this number of people crowded into a small ballroom. Today, we are blessed to be able to celebrate Ramadan together with more than 1,500 members of the Shawarmer family and nearly 100 restaurants,” Iyad Al Rasheed, Director of Operations, told the cheering crowd. “This is a testament to all of you, the true Shawarmer heroes and the people who have made our 20-year journey so fulfilling. Now we are excited to embark on the next phase of our journey as we continue to expand the joy of Shawarmer across Saudi and beyond.”
Shawarmer leaders presented its long-term growth strategy while hosting an annual awards ceremony, recognizing both long-term employees and restaurants and individuals who best reflect the company’s core values of Hospitality, Excellence, Transparency and Innovation. Following the honours program, employees were treated to a night of sports, games and family activities at Riyadh’s Rashoush Resort.