Just Falafel open its first store in Mumbai

Just Falafel logoYellow Tie Hospitality has on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with UAE based street food brand Just Falafel. The company is investing US $3 million on Just Falafel and plans to open its first store in Mumbai.

Yellow Tie Hospitality is India’s first professional food and beverage franchise management company, started by Karan Tanna in January 2016. The company is known for providing comprehensive support to franchise owners to scale profitability. Apart from this, Yellow Tie Hospitality is also credited for bringing Genuine Broaster Chicken to India. Continue reading

Subway opens its 600th outlet in India

SubwaySandwich chain Subway opened its 600th outlet in India at Bharuch, Gujarat, pointing to a growing preference for restaurants serving fresh and customizable on-the-go menu, according to a release.

Subway, which calls itself the world’s largest sandwich restaurant chain, operates over 44,000 restaurants in 112 countries. Continue reading

Buffalo Wild Wings entering India with Mirchi Group

Buffalo_Wild_Wings logoBuffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. will now reach the sports hungry fans in India with the successful signing of a 15-location exclusive development agreement with Mirchi Group for the entire South India region. The franchisee – Mirchi Group – has committed to open the first Indian Buffalo Wild Wings in Hyderabad and Bengaluru within the next 12 months. After the launch of the flagship location, the franchisee will open multiple BWW restaurants across South India within the next 7 years.  “We are very excited to be working with Mirchi Group and bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to India. We look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic Indian community,” said Tim Murphy, Vice President of International for Buffalo Wild Wings.  Mr.Sam Reddy – CEO of Mirchi Group said that “we do strongly believe in the BWW mantra of Wings, Beer and Sports. The Buffalo Wild Wings franchise will be amazingly Continue reading

Burger King opens 20th outlet in India

Burger KingAmerican fast-food chain Burger King on Tuesday rolled out its 20th outlet in India with the opening of a restaurant in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.

The chain known for its Whopper burgers entered India in November last year through a franchisee agreement with private equity fund Everstone Capital and the company has so far opened outlets in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Chandigarh.  Continue reading

Nando’s to open more restaurants in India

Nando'sSouth African restaurant chain Nando’s is planning to open 12 more restaurants in India at an investment of around $12 million (about Rs.75 crore), taking the tally to 20 by the end of 2017.

“We plan to add 12 more Nando’s restaurants across India by 2017-end and will be investing around $12 million for the expansion. This does not include the land cost as the properties will be on a long-term lease,” Nando’s India Chief Executive Officer, Sumeet Yadav  said. Continue reading

Burman Hospitality Launches First Taco Bell Outlet

Taco Bell LogoTaco Bell, the world’s largest Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain made its debut in New Delhi with its first outlet at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. Taco Bell announced the Delhi launch with Burman Hospitality Private Limited (BHPL), its first franchisee in India incorporated by The Burman Family, the promoters of Dabur. In addition to the grand opening in New Delhi, Taco Bell has six restaurants in Mumbai and Bangalore. Taco Bell with Burman Hospitality Private Limited aims to take the count to 25 restaurants in the next 18-24 months. Continue reading

Arby’s look towards India as the next growth market

arbys_logoArby’s, the second largest quick service restaurant sandwich chain in U.S. is looking to capture the palette-share of global food lovers.

India is a focus country for Arby’s, which has been serving innovative meat recipes for the past 50 years and is now 3,400 restaurants strong chain. Continue reading

Subway opened an all-women operated outlet in Mumbai

subwayQuick service restaurant chain Subway on 6 March 2015 opened an all-women operated outlet at Andheri, Mumbai to mark the International Women’s day on 8 March.

With the new outlet opening in suburban Andheri, the Connecticut-based company’s store count has now reached 500 in India. Continue reading

Grasshoppers bags creative mandate for Big Wong

Big-WongKurt Vonnegut wrote in Jailbird that “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” So, when the team of Grasshoppers, who happen to be die-hard foodies, went to a restaurant which serves delectable oriental cuisine, they realised that they had come across a rare gem which deserves proper promotion. After numerous rounds of discussion with the brand owners and a realisation that both parties shared the same vision for promoting the quirky concept, Grasshoppers bagged the creative mandate for Big Wong.

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Marrybrown looks to break ‘Southern brand’ tag

MarrybrownAfter 15 years of focussing on the Southern markets, fast food chain Marrybrown is turning its eyes elsewhere. The chain now plans to expand to the Northern and Western markets to chart its growth story.

Marrybrown, which introduced the concept of burgers and fried chicken to Chennai way back in 1999, is also planning to rope in a brand ambassador likely from the sports arena to engage with the youth.

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Burger King to open 12 outlets in India over three months

With an investment of up to Rs2-2.5 crore per outlet, Burger King is eyeing other potential locations like Pune, Chennai and Bangalore

With an investment of up to Rs 2-2.5 crore per outlet, Burger King is eyeing other potential locations like Pune, Chennai and Bangalore

American fast food chain Burger King will open 12 outlets in India over the next two-three months, six each in Delhi and Mumbai. According to people familiar with the burger chain’s plans, the brand will roll out its first outlet in the capital in less than a month at a prominent mall in South Delhi, followed by the rest in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Mumbai.

With an investment of up to Rs.2-2.5 crore per outlet, Burger King is eyeing other potential locations like Pune, Chennai and Bangalore. To be sure, Burger King is launching in Asia’s third largest economy where a spurt in disposable incomes has led to a rise in out-of-home food consumption, pushing chains such as Domino’s, McDonald’s and KFC to expand.

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