Saudi Arabian prince to open vegan restaurants across the region in healthy lifestyle push

Saudi Arabian prince to open vegan restaurants across the region in healthy lifestyle push
Prince Khaled has invested in Matthew Kenney’s vegan lifestyle company, and took the brand international by opening the first vegan restaurant in the Middle East with Bahrain’s new Plant Cafe. (Courtesy Plant Cafe)
Updated 29 January 2018

Saudi Arabian prince to open vegan restaurants across the region in healthy lifestyle push

Saudi Arabian prince to open vegan restaurants across the region in healthy lifestyle push

DUBAI: The son of billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has announced plans to open a series of vegan restaurants across the Middle East, as he tries to encourage the region’s population to move away from ‘conventional diets’ and live a healthier lifestyle.
Prince Khaled laid out his plans on his Facebook account to open a minimum of 10 vegan restaurants in the Middle East by 2020.
“Our region occupies parts of the top ten most obese counties in the world. This is crazy and frankly a joke we have reached this level,” he explained.
Among the locations favored by the health buff Prince Khaled, who was recently named as president of the Saudi CrossFit Federation, include the UAE, Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
And the Prince said the restaurants were not the answer to region’s health complaints, but just the beginning.
“I’m not saying opening 10 restaurants will solve this issue, but you better believe it’s a step in the right direction,” he said.
Prince Khaled was named among the world’s top influencers toward veganism in 2017 for his investments in Matthew Kenney’s vegan lifestyle company. He took the brand international by opening the first vegan restaurant in the Middle East with Bahrain’s new Plant Cafe.
Commenting on his Facebook page about the current diets of people in the region, Prince Khaled said the side effects “on states and society, economic, social, and health,” were disasters “that must be fought.”
“We have to boycott fast food restaurants and focus on our health and our children’s health before this disaster increases,” he said.


What We Are Eating Today: Buntone Burgers

What We Are Eating Today: Buntone Burgers
Updated 22 January 2021

What We Are Eating Today: Buntone Burgers

What We Are Eating Today: Buntone Burgers

If you are one of those foodies who is always looking for new flavors, Buntone Burgers should be your next destination.
The Saudi brand is serving up a new burger concept that focuses on taste, color and aroma.
While most burger outlets create different toppings to give their brand a new flavor, Buntone Burgers offers six different-flavored buns made of natural food extracts — black seed, black pepper, red chilli, green basil, blueberry and coffee bean.
The restaurant also offers tempting meat options, such as duck, wagyu and Australian deer, known for its high protein and low fat content.
Fried chicken and Angus beef are also on the menu. Diners can customize their choices, including meat type, sauce, cheese and bun flavor.
Located at Al-Andalus district, Jeddah.
For more information, visit @buntoneburgers.