The Success Story of Yunib Siddiqui: Transforming Jones the Grocer into a Global Brand

Yunib Siddiqui, the visionary Group CEO and proprietor of Jones the Grocer has transformed the casual dining landscape with his entrepreneurial spirit and strategic acumen. With a robust presence of over 30 establishments across the Middle East and Asia, Yunib’s journey from a young entrepreneur in London to a leading figure in the franchise industry is both inspiring and instructive. From his early ventures in sourcing exquisite African handmade accessories for top retailers to his pivotal role in franchising renowned brands in Pakistan, Yunib has consistently demonstrated his ability to navigate and... Read More


Jones the Grocer launches first UK outlet at Heathrow Airport with TRG Concessions

UK. TRG Concessions has opened artisan café, bakery, patisserie and cheesemonger Jones the Grocer in Heathrow Airport Terminal 2. It marks the concept’s UK debut. TRG Concessions has opened two outlets in T2, Jones the Grocer and Jones the Express, spanning over 5,900sq ft with 222 covers. It is the largest site of its kind within an airport setting in the UK. Jones the Grocer offers an elevated dining experience for travellers at Heathrow, offering a range of modern, globally influenced dishes which include live grill, pizza, pasta, charcuterie, cheese and... Read More


Jones the Grocer looks forward to ‘healthy future’ in UK market

Jones the Grocer (JTG) is keen to grow the business in the UK market as it launches its first site in Europe in partnership with TRG Concessions. The Australia-founded all-day dining brand operates 37 sites across the Middle East, Africa, and India. The UK venue, which opened yesterday (12 June) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2, has been two years in the making, with a view to expanding to high streets and other formats in the next 18 months, JTG CEO Yunib Siddiqui and TRG Concessions CEO Jon Knight tell MCA.... Read More


TRG Concessions Launches Jones the Grocer at Heathrow Terminal 2

TRG Concessions introduces Jones the Grocer and Jones the Grocer Express at Heathrow Terminal 2, offering passengers a gourmet dining experience. TRG Concessions, one of the UK’s leading travel hospitality operators, is pleased to launch Jones the Grocer, the acclaimed casual dining restaurant and gourmet grocer, at Heathrow. After two years of careful design and planning, the partnership will introduce two concepts, Jones the Grocer and Jones the Grocer Express, to passengers in Terminal 2’s international departure lounge from June 12th. Spanning over 5,900 square feet with 222 covers, the Jones... Read More


Jones the Grocer’s CEO on why airport locations are taking off

Yunib Siddiqui reveals how the brand is capitalising on the opportunities of high-traffic international hubs Casual dining restaurant and deli Jones the Grocer, has opened its latest airside location, at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport. Openings in Changi and Heathrow airports are also in the pipeline for Jones the Grocer, as CEO Yunib Siddiqu told Caterer ME about what’s spurring this move into the travel retail business and how the brand is navigating the complex landscape of airport F&B. Siddiqui shared how the brand is adapting their operations and strategies to meet the challenges and... Read More


jones the grocer opens in zayed international airport

We have just opened  our newest, airside travel retail outlet at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport. Spread over 5,000 sq ft with over 130 seats, this new Jones features a theatre kitchen, a grill, a traditional Italian Pizza oven and bar, and on-table wireless mobile phone chargers. Yunib Siddiqui, CEO of Jones the Grocer said, “This beautiful new outlet at Zayed International Airport is the 35th store in our portfolio and our 9th travel retail unit. I am certain Jones will be a magnet for passengers looking for an extraordinary experience. This opening also underscores our strong partnership with Avolta,... Read More


jones the grocer opens in changi

In Changi Airport’s Terminal 2, our store is now open with a split-level duplex unit, housing a café, pizzeria, bar, and restaurant. Comprising over 6,600ft on two levels in the departure hall of Terminal 2, close to the MRT and the mall, we’ve designed the establishment to offer a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere. On the upper level, our chefs prepare Jones the Grocer’s modern, globally influenced food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in a theatre kitchen, enabling travelers to see our food being cooked. At the island bar, which offers sweeping... Read More


we gave your cravings a pinch of new!

With a rich history dating back to our first UAE outlet almost 14 years ago, we’ve consistently evolved to meet the changing tastes and preferences of our loyal customers. This latest menu is no exception; it reflects our dedication to pushing boundaries and raising the bar when it comes to both creativity and beautifully flavored food. Our new menu brings together the best of global flavors, offering a diverse range of dishes inspired by various cuisines around the world. From classic Italian pastas to Asian-inspired delights, there’s something for everyone.... Read More