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Kebab Turki Baba Rafi, founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Hendy Setiono, recently announced that it has expanded its chain of fast food outlets to Brunei and Singapore. As part of a global expansion effort to enter 10 new countries by the end of the year, this announcement demonstrates a critical step towards achieving that goal. The steady success of Baba Rafi illustrates the impact that scaleup entrepreneurs can have on regional economies and job growth given access to the right mix of mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Having reached a cooperation agreement with five other countries including Malaysia, the Philippines, the Netherlands, China and Sri Lanka, the opportunities in Brunei and Singapore cement the chain’s international reach. As two of the key markets in Southeast Asia, the strategic positions and economic impact of these countries ensures that Baba Rafi is well on its way to becoming a globally recognized brand.
What began in 2003 as a street cart operated by Hendy, Baba Rafi is now one of the world’s largest kebab food chains with more than 1,100 franchised or company-owned outlets. The “Baba Rafi Academy”, an educational platform for employees, was also started as a means to inspire social and environmental responsibility in future generations of business leaders. Since joining the Endeavor network in 2013, Hendy has received strategic mentoring from a local board of advisors along with ongoing support from the team at Endeavor Indonesia. In addition, Hendy’s high-impact success has allowed him the opportunity to become an Endeavor mentor for potential entrepreneurs looking to join the network.
Read more about the announcement from Endeavor Indonesia by clicking here.
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