Nasi Kandar Pelita will be going global.

The local food chain plans to open 3 new outlets in Saudi Arabia, and has confirmed that the 3 branches will be opened in Mecca, Madinah, and Jeddah.

Source: Harry Cath
Source: Harry Cath

Company director Datuk K. K. Sihabutheen revealed that while the exact locations for their outlets in Mecca and Madinah has been pinpointed, they have yet to make a decision for the Jeddah site.


We will start with the Madinah outlet, hopefully in April, and the rest will follow shortly after. We will retain the mamak-style menu from Malaysia and the outlets will be managed by our Saudi partners,” continued Sihabutheen.

However, the Saudi Arabia outlets won’t be Pelita’s first international outlet as they have opened one in Chennai, India previously.

Source: The Star Online.
Source: The Star Online.

Aside from their international plans, Pelita will also be adding 2 more outlets to their current slate of 25 outlets. It will be located at Sunway Resort, Subang Jaya and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The former will be opened in March while the latter is slated to start operations in April.

The managing company, Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd, was also listed in the Malaysia Book of Records on 26th October 2015 as the largest nasi kandar restaurant chain in the country.

Sources: The Hive Asia, The Star Online.

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