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Our story of success

About us

Since our establishment in 2018, Qoot has built a unique repertoire of co-creation in the F&B industry. We have successfully collaborated with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, updated the Females Work Environment Policy and the Flexible Working Hours Policy. In addition, we’ve created new Nitaqat categories, as well as improved work visas issuing process.

While we’ve also worked with the General Authority for Statistics to update F&B classification. Our partnerships with HRDF, TVTC, and recruitment agencies have helped develop on-job training and skill enhancement programs tailored to the industry. These are only a few of our many successes. The journey has only begun.


The values we live by


We believe that the growth of the F&B industry in Saudi Arabia goes hand-in-hand with the social impact that will benefit all the key players within the ecosystem.


We advocate setting clear framework with new regulations and laws, representing the interests of the industry and gaining government’s trust from lower to top reporting.

Value creation

We create employment by making job opportunities accessible for Saudis and acting as a catalyst for job creation.

Human capital

We elevate human capital with creativity and ensuring a capable workforce.

Social responsibility

We enrich people’s life which includes all F&B professionals and end-consumers.

Local experience

We promote localized content for key stakeholders and facilitating access to industry information.

Our promise:
“We exist to responsibly grow the Restaurant & Cafe industry.”

President's message


“Welcome to Qoot’s Restaurants and Coffee Shops Association. It is my pleasure to welcome you the association’s website that we are launching today as a means of connecting investors and employers within the restaurants and cafes sector. We seek to reach the largest possible segment of those who are interested in becoming part of enhancing this sector within the Kingdom. As an association we aim to support the restaurants and cafes sector and those influenced by it through launching a number of initiatives and programs in cooperation with government entities that related to this sectors’s growth and sustainability.

We established the association since the late of 2018 by bringing together sector leaders representing large restaurants and cafes to initiate the development of the association that focuses on supporting and evolving the sector within the kingdom of Saudi Arabia based on business excellence and innovation under the umbrella of ‘Qoot Association’.

The association was formalised by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development under a licence number (941) for the year 2018. As it has been established the association is keen on working on initiatives to upgrade the sector of restaurant and cafes, it employers and those who are interested in seeking assistance to be part of building this sector in Saudi Arabia.
Welcome once more to our website, we welcome any ideas, suggestions or inputs to help us enrich the association and develop the sector.”

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