Keys Hotels is staying away from building its own hotels and has decided to expand through franchises and management contracts to shield itself in a slow market. Having invested in seven hotels, the chain has now set its sights on smart cities such as Visakhapatnam, Calicut and Jaipur to grow through franchises and management contracts with almost 70 new hotels planned in the next 12 months. Continue reading
Carl’s Jr, California-based, is looking at opening their first restaurant in New Delhi by the end of the first quarter of 2015. CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr, recently signed a development agreement with Cybiz BrightStar Restaurants, owned by CybizCorp, to develop 100 restaurants in the initial phase. Elaborating on the same, Samir Chopra, group chairman and founder, Cybiz Corp, stated, “Carl’s Jr will be targeting the development of Tier II and III cities after it’s initial launch in the Delhi and NCR area and other Tier I cities.” He also mentioned that they are looking at expanding through a company owned company operated (COCO) model only, however, at a later stage they may venture into FOCO (Franchise Owned Company Operated).
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has inked a deal with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL), the parent company of Domino’s Pizza, to deliver pizzas while passengers are traveling in trains.
The passengers can order pizza through a phone call or online. Initially, the delivery service is being provided at 12 stations including New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Alwar, Ambala, Jalandhar, Mathura, Muzzafarnagar, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara, and gradually it will be extended to more stations. Continue reading
Keys Hotels, a chain of mid-market hotels by Berggruen Hotels, opened their 17th hotel in India at Tirupati. Keys Hotel Vihas Tirupati will be operated by a Keys franchisee. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Keys Vihas is at a convenient distance from Tirumala Temple. The hotel is equipped with 58 spacious rooms and three luxury suites. It boasts of unique themes and elegant colour palette of creams, golden and brown