Advocates of good food, Kuwait London Company (KLC) is known for its superb quality offerings, fresh ingredients and prompt delivery service. Initially set up back in 2008 by Mohammed and Mubarak Jaffar, KLC seamlessly ventured into different business and industries. Mohammed set up The Kitchen in 2009, and the family acquired Talabat in 2010. As Mohammed focused his efforts on expanding Talabat across the GCC, the potential of online deliveries led Mubarak to create Junkyard in 2012. As Mubarak figured that food was the company’s calling, they created, and are currently running, four restaurants with very distinct flavors and offerings: The Kitchen, Junkyard, Humble Burgers and Proper Sliders. And by keeping the communication lines open for feedback, KLC has created household names from their restaurants.
Their commitment and ethos when it comes to serving good food is clear: To provide high quality, reasonably-priced food that’s conveniently delivered to your door! Never ones to settle, and Mubarak are consistently looking for ways to improve. While they aim to create signature dishes for each one of their four unique brands, some similarities and dishes will appear on the other menus. Here at bazaar, we consistently go back and forth in trying to figure out what we can collectively order for lunch, and we always agree on one of the four KLC restaurants.
With their focus on bringing you delicious food wherever you are, all four brands are available on Talabat for your indulgence. So if you’re busy at the office or chilling at home, you can enjoy a meal from any of the restaurants! But that’s not all, they’re also available on Carriage! Using their own drivers, KLC has made it even easier for you to track your meal as it makes its way through traffic and straight to your door. But if you’re planning a feast for a gathering or birthday, why not consider getting them to cater for you? Skip out on the messy dishes and prep by checking out the catering stations available to you through Bil Bayt! You’re guaranteed to please your visitors, and you can sit back and enjoy their made-to-order service first-hand!
Since all the food is made to order, you know you’re getting the freshest ingredients with every meal that you order. Starting their food journey, The Kitchen brings us home-style cooked meals that are absolutely delicious. Bringing us some classic favorites such as the lasagna and introducing us to the concept of the famous Chubby Balls dessert, we’ve been hooked ever since. From that point onwards, we continue to call on The Kitchen when we’re in need of a heart-warming meal and can’t be bothered to cook. With their current three locations in Shaab Al-Bahri, Ardhiya and Mahboula, The Kitchen is able to service most of Kuwait’s governorates.
An earlier attempt at expanding The Kitchen to The Village proved tricky and KLC was left with two options: Shut it down or change concepts. So when it came to making this decision, Mubarak decided to keep the location and to create another restaurant instead, Junkyard. Expanding into two more locations, Junkyard has turned into the go-to spot for American street food done right. Their Jalapeno Bites and Skins are our go to starters and there’s something about their Crunchy-O-Rings we can never get enough of. Not to mention their burgers and fajita offerings – oh the choices… As for the early birds in Kuwait City, head to Junkyard’s Al-Hamra location for their delicious breakfast offerings!
Inspired by the high demand for burgers, Humble Burgers was born. With their humble offerings and delicious combinations, there’s something there for everyone. Their Humble Fries and Humble Bites have become staples in every order we make alongside the two wings options. Plus, we can never get enough of their Onion Rings! Choosing between a single or double burger or opting for their sliders has given us endless mixing and matching opportunities. Don’t miss out on their Salted Caramel Brownie – it’s the perfect way to end any meal in our humble opinion.
But because sometimes sliders are the way to go, Proper Sliders was next envisioned and created. Giving us a fun way to properly indulge in our burger addiction, we’re able to create our favorite trio of burgers to with any of their sides, salads or shakes. And when it comes to shakes, they know how to get us all excited. With options like Peanut Butter & Vanilla and Lotus Shakes, we could never just pick one. Those looking for a dine-in option rejoice, as Proper Sliders will be opening a larger dine-in area in The Village in Abu Al Hasaneya.
Just when you thought it might end here, 2017 holds some exciting surprises at KLC. Always working on ways to optimize their delivery service to reach more areas more efficiently, KLC is planning further expansions still. While KLC’s concepts are mainly delivery-based brands, look out for dine-in locations as well and enjoy the food right there. Still, 2017 promises to bring us great news. For now, it’s a secret – but it has to do with everyone’s [read as our] favorite dessert. We’re not saying anymore simply because spoilers – but we promise you’ll love it!