96. Americana Restaurants

Country: U.A.E.
Sector: Retail
CEO: Amarpal Sandhu
Market Value: $7.5 billion
Sales: $2.4 billion
Profits: $262 million
Assets: $1.6 billion

Americana Restaurants is one of the largest out-of-home dining and quick-service restaurant operators, with a portfolio of global brands, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, Krispy Kreme, Peet’s Coffee, Wimpy, TGIF, Costa Coffee, and Baskin Robbins. The company operates 2,456 stores across 12 countries in MENA and Kazakhstan. Adeptio AD Investments Ltd—which is equally owned indirectly by Saudi’s PIF and Mohamed Alabbar, the founder of Emaar Properties—holds a 66.03% stake in Americana Restaurants. The company is dual-listed on ADX and the Saudi Exchange.