Croatian Fast Food Chain Surf’n’Fries Expands to Sweden and Iran

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McDonalds who? Croatian fries enter the Iranian and Swedish markets.

Croatian fast food chain Surf’n’Fries continues to expand its franchise network of fries bars. Their latest acquisition is Sweden, where they opened a bar last week, reports on September 2, 2015.

The company, which was founded and is being run by Denis Polić and Andrija Čolak, has announced that it has signed the first contract for a location in Iran as well, which will be opened by the end of 2016. “We are in negotiations for several other markets, but we will talk about that when the time comes”, said Čolak. Surf’n’Fries now has 50 bars in 11 countries. Most of them are located in Croatia, 33 of them in total, followed by Norway with three bars, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Vietnam with two bars, and Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey with a bar each.

It is a very successful project, which is confirmed by the award given to the company by the International Franchise Association as the franchise with the greatest growth potential for the future. International Franchise Association stressed that the award has been won by persistence, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit which the company has demonstrated in recent years, that is, since 2008, when the franchise was founded.

Čolak says that they are the first brand in the world to introduce the technology of preparing fries without oil, just using hot air, which represents the basis for their work and success. They have already received awards for their innovations in terms of the “on the go” packaging solutions for the chips. Surf’n’Fries employs some 400 workers, and in 2014 generated business growth of 16.5 percent.

(Meet Andrija Čolak in a recent interview with TCN)


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