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A Brief History of the UAE Restaurant Community

The community founder Leo Komissarov decided to bring all the UAE restaurant owners together during this difficult time caused by the negative impact of COVID- 19 to identify problems of restaurateurs; identify assets; locate resources and analyze local power structures.



Knowledge of the above helps to be closer to each other to speed up the sharing of ideas, life hacks, and effective actions. The UAE restaurateurs community should work together to be heard by the government and survive during the crisis.

On April 1, we created a chat room and simply wrote about it on Instagram.

For four days, 240 people entered the community.
We had a lot of heated discussions, after which decisions were made:
  • We have formed an initiative group.
  • We decided to make the community closed and validate each member - we don’t want to discuss important issues with unknown people. After this, 120 restaurant owners remained in the community.
  • On April 12, we had our first community meeting. Here is the presentation, here is the recording. As a result, we formed teams on various issues that began to work on tasks
The main goals of the community
To work with the UAE government
underlining restaurant operators concerns
To normalize
the food app aggregators' commissions
To bring together many suppliers
creating a network to assist restaurant operators
To obtain a mutually beneficial
lease agreement with landlords

To exchange ideas

and create an F&B think-tank for restaurant operators
Work collectively
for the UAE Restaurant Community
How do we communicate?
Everyday we work hard to make the life of our clients better and happier. Communication is the foundation of our community. It is through communication between community members that incredible ideas are born.
Slack
We have a slack community where communication is divided into topics, you can subscribe to ones that are interesting for you. Here we post document templates, news and so on.
Telegram
We have chat on Telegram for easy conversations.
ZOOM
Once a week we gather at a common ZOOM conference.
What gives you entry into the community?
Resolve any issue in 15 minutes instead of days.
How to make a website? Where are cheaper sources to buy products for a restaurant? How to arrange delivery? How to get benefits from the state? How to negotiate a landlord rental discount? How to share driver costs with a neighboring restaurant? You will be the first to know that checks are in progress in your area and you can prepare for them and much more!
1
Stop being alone in current circumstances.
It’s not easy for everyone now. The community has the largest restaurant companies - market leaders. There are beginner restaurateurs. But, altogether, we are a single whole and together it is easier to experience difficulties. Every day, exchanging cases and hacks with other restaurateurs, you become stronger.

2
Get access to hundreds of ideas on how to earn more from all over the globe.
The community publishes information about what is happening in other countries. For example, in San Francisco, the mayor legislatively limited the commission of aggregators during the crisis. Do you believe what is possible in UAE? We believe so. But for us to succeed, we must become bigger.
3
Save 10% of purchasing cost using special offers from suppliers to community.
We are a community. There are a lot of us. Suppliers want us to make special conditions to help us survive. This saves real money.
4
Our rules
Just two easy rules
-1-
Only a valid market
participant can join the community. You need to be the owner, CFO or CEO of the restaurant.
-2-
If you are not a restaurateur,
but are very connected with this market - write to us. We approve the members of this group individually by voting.
Restaurateurs are currently divided and communicate little with each other. We believe that one day, tens of thousands of restaurateurs from around the world will be united in a community in order to develop themselves, their restaurants, and the industry as a whole.
Our vision
Meet our team
People who fight for community rights every day.
Hit us up if you want to join to spread awareness too.
Leo
owner of Street Market, iiko
George
owner Back to Grills
Vivek
owner Bol Gappa restaurant
David
Mezza
Rodolph
CFO Eathos group

How to enter?

Click here to register.
We will contact you and add to our Telegram chat.

To join the community, fill out the form below, and download Telegram app.

After the submission, you will be added to our Telegram chat and got an invitation by e-mail to join our group in Slack.
Please share contact details of people who might be interested to join the community
Every Sunday, we convene general Large Circle Community Meetings to discuss the latest news and to report on what has been done. Over the course of a week, we work in groups on specific tasks that move us toward community goals. Also we provide opportunity to make a presentation and deliver a topic that is convulsing to each member.
Still have questions?
For proposals e-mail: l.komissarov@open-s.info
To contact: +971 52 128 2134 - Almaz Kubanychbekov