Gwalior gets its first SUBWAY® restaurant

subwaySUBWAY®, the world’s largest quick service restaurant chain,  opened its first restaurant in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Known for its fresh and delectable sandwiches and salads, SUBWAY® is already present in the state’s key urban centres comprising Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Globally, SUBWAY® has more than 44,000 restaurants in 111 countries. 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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Taco bell rings its bell in Mumbai

Taco BellAmerica’s Mexican fast food restaurant chain, Taco Bell recently opened two more outlets in Mumbai. The outlets are located in Ghatkopar and Thane. Taco Bell is a part of Yum! Restaurants India which is a subsidiary of ‘Yum! Brands’. Internationally, Taco Bell has over 6000 stores in 16 countries including India. In India, Taco Bell has four outlets in Bangalore and now three in Mumbai. ‘Yum! Brands’ owns three of the leading restaurant brands worldwide – Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell.

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South Africa’s restaurant chain Nando’s sets up India arm

Nando'sSouth African restaurant chain Nando’s has set up a fully-owned subsidiary in India, buoyed by the good response to its remodelled franchisee-run outlets in the country. The company has roped in Sumeet Yadav, who currently heads Brooks Brothers and SuperDry businesses at Reliance Brands, as its India chief executive, said two people familiar with the development.
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Hidesign to open standalone shoe stores

HidesignLeather bags and accessories brand, Hidesign has plans to open standalone stores for its shoes vertical by 2016. Hidesign is operational since 1978 and started franchising in 2002. The company, which is entering into the footwear category with limited products in February 2015, will initially sell in 30 select existing stores in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Currently, the brand has 76 Hidesign stores in the country and is planning to open another 12-14 stores next year. The brand may consider franchising as an option to expand by next year. The brand also sells its products through e-commerce channels including Amazon and Jabong. Hidesign’s turnover was approximately Rs.150 crore in the last fiscal.hidesign 2

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McDonald’s opens two outlets in Mangalore

Mc DonaldsHardcastle Restaurants Private Limited (HRPL), a Master Franchisee for West & South India operations of McDonald’s restaurants and a subsidiary of the BSE listed Westlife Development Limited entered Mangalore with the opening of two restaurants in quick succession. These launches add to the established network of 74 restaurants across Southern India.

McDonald’s Forum Fiza Mall sprawls over 3500 sq. ft while the restaurant at City Centre Mall can seat up to 134 guests within the restaurant and 32 guests outdoors.

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