The Minister of Tourism Zoaheir Garana honored the opening ceremony with his presence along with a number of businessmen and leading figures of Tourism, investment, local and international media.
Minister Zohair Garana, Minister of Tousim, commented that the Ministry aims to support foreign investment in Egypt by every possible mean in an attempt to nourish tourism in Egypt not only internally but, externally as well.
Hence, His Excellency praised the uniqueness of the atmosphere, quality of service and food offered in the first chain of Rainforest Cafe in Egypt.
The Ceo of Wataniya in the Middle East Sherif Wagdy expressed his pride in hosting this new type of the ultimate casual dining restaurant which brings together quality in food and taste at competitive prices.
He also pointed out that Wataniya chose Egypt for its unique geographical location which renders it a destination for tourists coming to the Middle East. The Ceo said that the preliminary investments reached $11m and are expected to reach $20m by the end of this year.
He added that the company has created 315 job opportunities for Egyptian youth at a place which is characterized by the aim to satisfy the customer.
The second phase is to start right away with $10m allocated for opening four other branches of international restaurants that would create in total between 600 and 1000 job opportunities especially that the Egyptian market needs this type of restaurants which focus on quality and efficiency.
Wagdy added that the Rainforest Cafe located on the fifth and sixth floors of City Stars shopping mall is in a special spot covering 1800 squared meters and can hold up to 550 people at a time.
The place is adorned with the state of the art hotel equipment and service facilities enabling it to host families.
About the technical aspects Wagdy says that as soon as one enters the Rainforest Cafe he would feel he has been transformed to another world.
The design of the place is like a jungle with all types of animals.
The high technology fitted into the design changes the sounds of animals every 10 minutes through CDs and there is a thunder storm every 30 minutes.
The Wataniya Company aims through this chain to bring a new experience to the Egyptians and foreigners visiting the restaurant to a different world.
Sherif Wagdy went on to add that in addition to the special service, the restaurant is keen on presenting different types of tasty food, both oriental and foreign in addition to the special dishes of Rainforst Cafe.
The choice of this market for Rainforest Cafe is a result of confidence in the local market and the political stability Egypt features.
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