Name: Mubarak Jaffar
Restaurant(s): Junkyard, The Kitchen, Humble Burgers and Proper Sliders
Title: CEO of Kuwait London Company
Chef: Gordon Ramsey.
Cooking show: Hell’s Kitchen.
What experience most defined your decision and desire to establish KLC?
Dining out so much when I was young really got me interested in the food business.
Why do you focus on creating local concepts and not bringing in franchises?
At the time the market was flooded with franchises and creating our own concepts gave us flexibility to cater to the local market.
If you had to choose, which concept and what dish would you recommend to someone who has just landed in Kuwait?
I would recommend they try the Bacon Cheese Burger with a side of Street Fries from Junkyard!
When you want to go somewhere else to eat, where do you go and why?
ORA, EDO & UBON are definitely my go-to places in Kuwait. I’m a big fan of Asian food.
What is your favorite quintessentially Kuwaiti dish?
You really can’t go wrong with Machboos Diyay.