The activities of TAB GIDA, operating in food industry in Turkey since 1994, in fast-food sector have started in 199 by obtaining the master franchisee rights of Burger King® and bringing it to Turkey.
TAB Gıda, which never compromises from quality and health principles in food sector, added Sbarro®, a company that offers traditional and exquisite “Italian” tastes of Naples, to its portfolio in 2007. Hundreds of tastes shared worldwide by Sbarro® offering traditional and delicious Italian tastes of Naples are delivered to many points throughout Turkey with nearly 90 restaurants in about 30 provinces with the experience of TAB Gıda.
Another brand that came into operation in 2007, was Popeyes®, which has brought special spiced chicken pieces to Turkish people. Popeyes®, where traditional recipes meet with Louisiana cuisine, continues to serve its unique tastes to its customers with its restaurant network growing day by day and its more than 180 restaurants in more than 40 provinces today.
Arby’s®, which manages to achieve to be distinguished from its precedents with its unprecedented products, has operated in Turkey since September 2010 with the assurance of TAB Gıda. Arby’s®, having changed the perception of fast food with authentic menus differentiated with their tastes, has reached to 50 restaurants throughout Turkey.
TAB GIDA, has created Usta Dönerci® trademark by transferring its 20 years of experience in the sector. Usta Dönerci® aims to offer the most suitable and appropriate product to the customers by combining it with the best price and the highest quality with its employees, who are experts in their areas. Unique taste of Usta Dönerci® comes from the carefully selected ingredients and traditional preparation methods.
Usta Dönerci®, preparing products under high hygiene conditions, without compromising traditional preparation methods, always offers reliable, tasty products and döner varieties with outstanding quality standards. TAB GIDA, invites the customers of Usta Dönerci® to experience thousands years of taste traditions of Anatolia. Today, Usta Dönerci® serves with more than 80 restaurants in Turkey and TRNC.
TAB Gıda has established an unprecedented food ecosystem in the fast food service restaurant chain category. TAB Gıda's system is one that solves all the problems in food management on its own.
All meat products used in TAB Gıda trademarks are produced in Ekur Et Integrated facilities, which is a group company located at Suluova region of Amasya. The facility is spread over an area of 92 thousand m2 with a indoor space of 40 thousand m2. Ekur Et Integrated Facility which has a completely integrated production system from slaughtering to packaging, makes a great contribution to livestock fattening activities of the region with its capacity to slaughter 400 cattle per day and 120 thousand cattle per year and process 33.600 tons of carcass meat annually.
Another group company, Atakey Patates plant, covers potato needs of TAB Gıda trademarks. Atakey Patates was founded in Afyon in 2012 with investment of 50 million dollars and has the potato processing capacity of 120.000 ton per year.
TAB Gıda also supplies the burger buns, having a very important share in the taste of the products, from another sister firm, Ekmek Unlu Gıda Sanayi, with a bun production capacity of 15 million items per month, aiming to offer products of the highest standards to the customers thereby.
TAB Gıda supplies its salad needs from another group company, Fasdat Sebze Doğrama that was founded in 2010 with the plant located at Antalya. In the plant with the vegetable processing capacity of 1.500 kg/hour, 22.5 tons daily in 2 shifts, 675 tons per month and 8.100 tons per year, green vegetables are washed with ozone water and packed automatically untouched and transported to restaurants with refrigerated trucks.
Installation and regular maintenance of kitchen equipment is performed by MES Mutfak. Restaurant constructions are carried out by Ekur Insaat and the purchasing and supply chain is provided by other group company named Fasdat. Advertising services are provided by Reklam Üssü.
TAB Gıda has started to provide very-well equipped training to the employees in order to be able to offer the customers the highest quality and the fastest service at all times and has established TAB Akademi for this purpose. Offering all the employees well-equipped training about the sector by means of such academy, TAB Gıda raises young and professional prospective executives, making sure that the employees are trained on issues such as food safety, customer relations, food technologies, electro-mechanic and marketing etc. starting from the first day. TAB Gıda continues to raise employees, who are thoroughly experts in their own fields, by means of TAB Akademi that pursues a complete academy procedure in itself.
TAB Gıda, attaching great importance to food safety and quality standards, has adopted the principle that the products of every trademark under its umbrella are in compliance with health and hygiene conditions. Veal and poultry meat are used in all meat products presented to consumers at TAB Gıda restaurants. Furthermore, no ingredients which are not in compliance with the Turkish Food Codex Regulation are used in the products. All products are prepared completely in accordance with international quality standards in terms of transportation, cooking and service standards as well as health and hygiene.
All meat products shipped to the restaurants arrive in sealed packaging by BRC certified suppliers, which are transported in vehicles with a storage temperature of -18ºC. When the shipment vehicles arrive at the restaurants, the temperatures of the vehicles and meat are controlled by the managers and recorded. Once their expiry dates and packaging procedures are checked, the meat is shipped to restaurant storage rooms without breaking the cold chain. Storage temperatures fixed at -18ºC and (1-4) ºC are controlled at least 3 times a day and before each shipment with a thermometer despite the temperature indicators on them. n addition to this, all shipments in Turkey and temperatures of vehicles during the transportation are also monitored.
TAB has set standards for specific temperature and retention times for all food products. These standards are designed to ensure that products are of the best quality. Also internal temperatures of all cooked meat used at the restaurants are checked 5-6 times a day provided that it is once in maximum every 3 hours. These records are kept in the restaurant archive for at least 3 years.
The cooking procedures have been specially designed to kill all pathogenic (microbial) microorganisms that are likely to be present in raw meat. All meat products are cooked in a way that their inner temperature is 68ºC minimum.
Furthermore, the fat content of fat-containing sauces served at restaurants has been reduced by 50 percent. While our breads do not contain flavor enhancers, sugar and salt content are kept to a minimum. While the potatoes served in our restaurants are produced without any additives, milk products such as ice cream and milkshakes are made from real milk.
In our restaurant chains, all employees are subject to certified training on 'food safety' and 'hygiene'. All employees strictly comply with hand washing procedures and wash their hands in with water at 38°C once in every 15 minutes.
Although all suppliers have BRC certificates and practices , suppliers are regularly inspected by the TAB Food Quality Assurance Department according to the risk category to ensure product quality and food safety. We stop purchasing from producers unless they get a minimum score of 70 from these inspections and they are allowed time to remedy the issues raised. Only after the issues are remedied, we start working with them again. his allows us to monitor product quality and food safety and ensure increased customer satisfaction through offering hygienic, healthy and safe products.
TAB Gıda, supplying all the raw materials used at the restaurants from the domestic large suppliers, works with the most reliable trademarks of Turkey and the world, such as Unilever, Pepsi, Fritolay, Amasya Et Ürünleri, Beypiliç, Exotic, Özgörkey, Atakey, Assan and BTA.
The most important mission of TAB Gıda, the leader of the food sector in Turkey, is to keep offering healthy and delicious products to the Turkish people, and when doing that, to make sure that all the customers leave the restaurant with satisfaction with fast and genial service. Striving for serving to Turkish people from more points by increasing the number of restaurants every day, TAB Gıda owes its leadership in the sector to the trust inspired by the high quality and delicious products and its professional business understanding. Also contributing immensely to employment in Turkey, TAB Gıda has 20000 employees including franchise operators, which shows contribution of TAB Gıda to the Turkish economy.