About us

A warm welcome

Welcome to Kcal, an innovative food and lifestyle company, dedicated to changing the fast food industry as we know it and bringing the world optimal wellness through good, wholesome and healthy food.

Our mission is simple. To make the world a better place through outstanding service and healthy, wholesome, fast, tasty food.

Kcal is all about taking charge of our health and wellness, without compromise on choice, ease, speed and convenience. By making small, sustainable lifestyle changes, we can look great and feel great.

At the same time, we know that everyone leads busy lives. We’re constantly on the go, working, playing, working, playing and it can be hard to keep healthy when pushed for time. But this is when our bodies need good, well-balanced nutrition the most. With Kcal, this becomes possible and easy.

Kcal’s ever-growing fans come from all walks of life. Think time-poor foodies, fitness junkies, wellness warriors, singles, families, young, old, male, female… anyone who wants gourmet meals at takeaway prices, anyone in search of calorie-controlled, refreshingly wholesome and tasty yet affordable fast food.

The Kcal approach

We have an extensive menu, inspired by firm favourites from throughout the world. We don’t sacrifice on taste and quality and use only the freshest ingredients, as close to their whole and natural state as possible.

We operate a strict no-fry policy yet every single dish is bursting with rich flavours, tantalising tastes and health-promoting nutrients. Each dish has been carefully created to comprise a perfect combination of energisingcarbs, complete proteins, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals.

If everyone takes a healthier and more balanced approach to life, the benefits to be had are far-reaching. We believe that what you eat determines the quality of your life. Quality in, quality out. The better we look after ourselves, the better we feel.

How it all started

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Dubai, Kcal is the brain child of two passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs, Mark Carroll and Andreas L Borgmann. After leaving the gym one evening, there was just one thing on their minds – food – but they were at a loss for options given that all around them were regular fast food chains, lacking nutritious, healthy, calorie-controlled menus. A good old lightbulb moment followed and the Kcal seed was planted.

“the Kcal seed was planted”

Since then, Kcal has enjoyed phenomenal success in the UAE and is now forging ahead with plans to expand via franchising beyond the Middle East. In Dubai alone, we have six thriving branches as well as our other divisions including Kcal Extra and Kcal Catering.

Today, Kcal is more than just a foodie company. Kcal embodies a lifestyle that caters for all those who want to eat well and feel good about themselves. Fast food needn’t be boring or restrictive. Quite the opposite because with Kcal, you don’t need to sacrifice the food you love to be healthy. We’re passionate about conveying this message, which lies at our very core.