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An investigation of key success factors for restaurant operations in Saudi Arabia


  • Gadelrab, Reda
  • Ekiz, Erdogan


This exploratory, qualitative and descriptive study aims to find out critical success factors in restaurant operations and identify measures of success. Ten restaurants in Jeddah were approached to collect data through face to face semi-structured interviews. The purpose of interviews was to explore their experiences and insights into core factors contributing to the practice of their success. Responses from the restaurants’ operators were used to analyze critical factors responsible for their success. Strategy, marketing, menu, and staffing issues were considered in assessing the critical factors contributing to success in restaurant operations.

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  • Gadelrab, Reda & Ekiz, Erdogan, 2019. "An investigation of key success factors for restaurant operations in Saudi Arabia," MPRA Paper 98033, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:98033

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    Restaurant Industry; Success factors; Service Management; Qualitative Research; Semi-Structured interviews;

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

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