Burger-Loving Kuwait Becomes Oasis for U.S. Franchises: Retail

Jonathan Spiel has tried three times to turn his Tea Lounge in Brooklyn into a thriving chain. Four years ago, he closed his second location after his landlord raised the rent. Another outlet failed because of poor sales, and he abandoned his last attempt when a co-op board imposed tough rules.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.