Nkdpizza announced its return to the UAE, with the opening of three new outlets in Dubai in Business Bay, Motor City and a flagship store in Dubai Marina.

The brand was in the UAE previously as a franchise, but the owners of nkdpizza in the UAE ended the franchise agreement in April 2015 and independently relaunched as Freedom Pizza.

In a statement issued last week, Nkdpizza president of international operations Edward Rizk said: “We are very excited to be back in the UAE after an absence of just over a year.”

He continued: “We know that our customers have been patiently waiting for our return and we are delighted to inform them that we are ready to continue serving them with the highest quality pizza that they have grown accustomed to from nkdpizza.

“Our Dubai store openings this year is the first step in our growth plan for a major return to the UAE, one of our most important markets globally”.

The brand is known for using no additives, preservatives, artificial colouring or flavours, and for only using hormone-free meats.