With roots in the quick-service restaurant industry, Ali Dhanani created the HAZA franchise in 2013 with his first acquisition of restaurants. In just 9 years, the franchise has grown exponentially through key acquisitions and rapid development, successfully operating two of the nation’s top brands.
Owner Ali Dhanani acquired 34 Wendy’s restaurants in the Houston DMA becoming the now known HAZA Foods Franchise.
HAZA Foods acquired 30 more restaurants in the Austin DMA.
HAZA Foods grew just a tad and acquired 19 more locations while also completing 7 new builds, bringing the total number of restaurants to 89 locations, making HAZA Foods one of the largest franchises in Texas.
HAZA Foods had a little growth spurt and acquired 74 more Wendy’s restaurants in Louisiana, making it the largest franchise in that state and increasing it’s portfolio to 184 restaurants.
HAZA Foods entered into the Minneapolis DMA hitting yet another growth spurt by acquiring 53 restaurants bringing the portfolio to a total of 254 locations including 80 remodeled locations and 35 New Builds from February 2013.
HAZA entered the Taco Bell brand, forming the HAZA Bell franchise with the acquisition of 25 Taco Bell locations in Nebraska.
The Bell portfolio grew with an acquisition of 10 locations in Iowa, and later that year, attained 13 more locations.
HAZA Foods acquired two more DMAs including locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo and Rochester, adding an additional 130+ stores, making it a total of more than 380. HAZA Bell acquired 82 restaurants in the Northeast, bringing it to a total of more than 130.
HAZA FOODS IS NOW THE LARGEST WENDY’S FRANCHISE ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.
HAZA BELL HAS QUICKLY RISEN TO BECOME ONE OF THE 12 LARGEST TACO BELL FRANCHISE ORGANIZATIONS.