Since 2017, people all over UAE have been waiting for the opening of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor (opposite Burjuman, beside Standard Chartered, exit 4 if you are taking the Metro). The long wait is over! They had the big launch on 4th July 2018 for the first out of the10 branches to be opened in the UAE.
Shakey’s is a famous pizza chain in the USA and has grown so much in the Philippines. Twenty two percent of the UAE population are Filipinos, hence, Shakey’s is expected to be full all the time. Shakey’s Pizza Parlor is well known to Filipinos but it caters to everyone. Dubai as one of the most diverse city in the world + Pizza as comfort food of most people = perfect combination. It is an Italian food, but has been known to everyone, it has almost made itself its own cuisine.
Firas Hurieh, CEO of Aljeel Capital partnered with Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Incorporated (PIZZA), to bring the home far away from home to Filipinos in UAE. Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, a restaurant close to the Filipino’s hearts has been part of Filipinos childhood during birthdays and special events. Hurieh mentioned that Shakey’s echoes a piece of Philippines in UAE. Hurieh wants Filipinos feel less homesick while in UAE since Filipinos have been a big part and the backbone of the UAE economy. The country style ambiance plus the Chicken n’ Mojos, thin crust Manager’s Choice and Garden Fresh pizzas are just a few of the specialties that will make Filipino guests feel nostalgic of their childhood days.
In addition to the food, Shakey’s Pizza Parlor is also popular for their Super Card. The Super Card is the mighty card that gives you super benefits like Buy 1 Take 1, Birthday Pizza Treat, 10% off your bill, Super Points to name a few. In fact, the UAE has sold the most number of Super Cards compared to the Philippines and USA.
To answer the question of every Filipino, will the menu be the same as in the Philippines? Shakey’s Pizza Parlor will be serving the halal menu which has very minimal difference or not noticeable at all. My favorite Chicken n Mojos has still the same taste since I had it 25 years ago. Visit Shakey’s and be sure to order the famous Chicken n Mojos, the thin crust Gardenia pizza and the thin crust Manager’s Choice. On your first visit don’t forget to avail the Super Card because your first visit won’t be the last.
If you like it, shake it! Don’t forget to ring the bell.