TAB Gıda, which entered the food industry in Turkey in 1994, gained momentum in 1995 after acquiring the master franchisee rights of Burger King® and bringing this brand to Turkey. Today, Burger King® gives service to lovers of good taste with more than 650 restaurants throughout Turkey.
Never compromising the principles of quality and health in the quick service industry, TAB Gıda introduced Sbarro®, which offers the most delicious slice of life, to the Turkish people in 2007. Sbarro® flavors were very much liked by the Turkish people within a very short time as it reached about more than 90 restaurants in about 30 cities across Turkey as of 2019.
Another brand that operates under TAB Gıda is Popeyes®, which combines unique flavor formulas and traditional recipes with authentic tastes, marinated with special spices 12 hours in advance and served crispy and warm. Popeyes®, which has been providing service in Turkey with quality assurance of TAB Gıda brand since 2007, has proven its leadership by having more than 200 restaurants in more than 40 cities of Turkey.
Arby's®, which has managed to distinguish itself from its competitors with its unique products, has also been giving service in Turkey with quality assurance of TAB Gıda brand since 2010. Arby's®, which has changed the traditional Fast Food perception with its original menus and good taste, now has more than 80 restaurants throughout Turkey.
TAB Gıda created the Usta Dönerci® brand in 2013, where it transferred its 20 years of experience in the food industry. Usta Dönerci®, which gives service with more than 140 restaurants in Turkey, aims to provide the most accurate and appropriate product to its customers with the most affordable price and the highest service quality thanks to its expert staff.
After Usta Dönerci®, the largest döner restaurant chain in Turkey, TAB Gıda created its second brand as Usta Pideci® in 2019 with a quarter of a century of experience. With carefully selected ingredients, delicatessen products and beef from reliable sources, Usta Pideci® offers delicious pide varieties prepared in accordance with classic methods, invites pide fans to taste Turkish flavors under the slogan “50 cm giant Pide!".
TAB Gıda has established a unique food ecosystem in the quick service restaurant chain category in the world. TAB Gıda's system is a system that solves all problems in food business within its own structure.
All meat products used in TAB Gıda brands are processed in Ekur Et Entegre facilities, which are located in Suluova District of Amasya. Ekur Et Entegre is a Group company equipped with a 100% traceability system using advanced production technology. In the facility, cattle breeding is carried out in a closed area of 40 thousand square meters, established on 100,000 decares of land, with an average capacity of 5000 animals. Ekur Et Entegre is the most advanced, state-of-the-art facility in Turkey with a fully integrated production system from butchering to packaging and meat production is carried out in accordance with local and international standards, with a capacity of 100,000 cattle slaughterings per year and 33,600 tons of carcass meat processing per year in this most advanced and cutting-edge facility of Turkey.
Atakey, which is located in Afyon as another group company and meets the potato needs of TAB Gıda brands [I am not sure what this means], is the largest potato processing factory in Turkey with an annual production of 80,000 tons of ready-to-fry potatoes and is one of the largest producers in the world. 150,000-160,000 tons of raw potatoes are planted in 40,000-45,000 decars of agricultural land within the framework of contract farming. It produces potatoes processed with the most advanced technology not only to restaurants in Turkey, but also makes export to China. Atakey, which has 22,000 tons of finished products and 70,000 tons of raw materials, currently produces 7,000 tons of frozen finger potatoes per month, with an average monthly need of 4,500 tons in Turkey and 2,500 tons in the need of different regions in China.
Many bakery products needed by TAB Gıda brands, from pizza dough to hamburger bread, are supplied by its own ecosystem company, Ekmek Unlu Gıda. Ekmek Unlu Gıda Production Facility has the capacity to produce hamburger and sandwich breads, biscuit breads, paninis, baguette breads and pizza dough. This facility is one of Turkey's largest bread factory with 40 million monthly hamburger breads and 3 million pieces of sandwich bread for toasting. Ekmek Unlu Gıda, which is one of the world's few facilities in its field with its advanced technology, meets not only the needs of restaurants within the TFI TAB Food Investments, but also the toast bread supply of Turkey's largest chain grocery stores with a total capacity of 6 tons of dough processing per hour in two factories.
TAB Gıda meets its salad needs from Fasdat vegetable chopping plant, which is one of the ecosystem companies with a factory is located in Antalya. Fasdat Gıda, one of the largest logistics operators in Turkey, makes 30 million kilometers every year from 7 warehouses to make deliveries to 80 cities of our country. The company, which has 29.602 m2 cold storage area, makes more than 6,500 departures every month. It operates not only in making deliveries, but also in food processing like producing chopped salads and ice cream and milkshake extracts.
The installation of kitchen equipment is provided by Mes Mutfak and their regular maintenance is carried out by this company. The purchasing and supply chain is provided by another group company named Fasdat. Marketing services are provided by Reklam Üssü.
TAB Gıda started to give a well-equipped training to its employees in order to provide the highest quality and fast service to its customers and it has established the TAB Academy for this purpose. Thanks to this academy, TAB Gıda provides a well-equipped training about the industry to all its employees, and trains young and professional manager candidates by ensuring that its employees take courses in areas such as food safety, customer relations, food technologies, electro-mechanics, and marketing from the first day. TAB Gıda continues to train specialists from A to Z, thanks to the TAB Academy, which fully follows an academy procedure. With the HR process that has moved to digital, it strengthens the technological infrastructure, which continues to work by understanding the requirements of the changing business life, and reinforces its position as a digital employee brand of the sector with TAB LINK, which is one of the missions it has put into practice to increase employee experience. “Professional Standards” prepared and implemented by the company with more than a quarter of a century of experience, have been approved by the Professional Qualification Institution (MYK) affiliated to the The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services and registered as a’ National Professional Standard".
Giving great importance to food safety and quality standards, TAB Gıda has adopted as a principle that the products of each brand within its structure are following health and hygiene requirements. Beef and chicken meat are used in all meat products served to consumers in TAB Gıda restaurants. In addition, all products are produced in accordance with the Turkish Food Codex Regulation. They are all prepared in 100 percent compliance with international quality standards in terms of health and hygiene, as well as shipping, cooking, and service standards.
All meats coming to the restaurants are taken from BRC certified suppliers in a closed way and shipped with the logistics company's vehicles at -18ºC. When the shipping vehicles arrive to the restaurants, the temperatures of the vehicles and meats are checked and recorded by the managers. Meats, whose expiry dates, and packaging procedures are checked during delivery, are transported to restaurant warehouses without breaking the cold chain. Storage temperatures of -18ºC and (1-4) ºC are manually checked at least 3 times a day and before each shipment with a thermometer, although they have temperature indicators on them. In addition, the shipments made throughout Turkey are tracked and the temperatures of the vehicles during the shipment are constantly monitored.
TAB Gıda has set specific temperature and holding time standards for all food products. These standards are designed to ensure that the products are of the best quality. In addition, the internal temperatures of all cooked meats used in restaurants are controlled 5-6 times a day, maximum once every 3 hours. These records are also kept in the restaurant archive for at least 3 years.
Cooking procedures are designed to kill all pathogenic microorganisms that are likely to be present in raw meat. All meats are cooked at a minimum internal temperature of 68ºC.
In addition, the fat content of oil-containing sauces served in restaurants was reduced by 50 percent. While there are no flavor enhancers in breads, sugar and salt are at minimum levels. While the potatoes served in our restaurants are produced without using any additives, dairy products such as ice cream and milkshakes are produced from real milk.
All employees in our restaurant chains go through certified training on "food safety" and "hygiene". All employees strictly abide by hand washing procedures and wash their hands with a minimum of 38ºC water every 15 minutes.
Although all suppliers have BRC certificates and applications, they are regularly audited by the TAB Food Quality Assurance Department according to the risk category in order to ensure product quality and food safety. The producers who fail to get a minimum of 70 points over 100 at these inspections are are discontinued to purchase products, and they are given additional time to correct the deficiencies. Provided that the deficiencies are eliminated, we continue to cooperate again. In this way, product quality and food safety are constantly monitored, and customer satisfaction is increased by serving hygienic, healthy and safe products to our guests.
While meeting from major suppliers in the domestic all raw materials used in their restaurant TAB Gıda is working with the most trusted brands of Turkey and the world such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Fritolay, Amasya Et Ürünleri, Beypiliç, Exotic, Özgörkey, Atakey, Assan and BTA.
The most important mission of TAB Gıda, the leader of the industry in Turkey, is to continue to bring the Turkish people together with its healthy and delicious products, while ensuring that all its customers leave the restaurant satisfied with the fast and friendly service. Trying to serve the Turkish people at more points by increasing the number of restaurants day by day, TAB Gıda owes its leadership in the sector to the trust given by its high quality and delicious products and to its professional business understanding. Tab Gıda, which also contributes greatly to employment in Turkey, has about 30,000 employees with franchise operators, indicating TAB Gıda's contribution to the Turkish economy.