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Cleo to Open 15 Restaurants in Middle East

Cleo, a Mediterranean restaurant concept, will open 15 locations in the Middle East in 2017.

Cleo Los AngelespgCleo, Los AngelesThe Cleo sites will open in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Cleo operates as part of the Disruptive Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based sbe, a hospitality company.

The developments in the Middle East expand Disruptive Restaurant Group's partnership with international franchise operator M.H. Alshaya, which is a partner in the Cleo Middle East developments as well as previously opened Katsuya Japanese-cuisine restaurants — another sbe brand — in Kuwait. Six additional Katsuya locations are scheduled to open by 2017 in Doha, Dubai and Cairo.