Costa Coffee to open 200 more stores in India by 2015

Costa Coffee, the coffee shop chain brand under the UK-based multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company Whitbread, is looking at expanding its presence in India with another 200 outlets within 2015, which would require an investment of around Rs 200 crore. The company, which claims as the world’s second largest coffee chain,is planning to […]

US food giants turn vegetarian in Gujarat

Emperor Akbar turned a vegetarian in Ahmedabad. Now, several global fast food giants are turning vegetarian in the city by overhauling their menu to include vegetarian cuisine in the vegetarian heartland of Gujarat. In Gujarat, global restaurant chains like Subway, KFC  and McDonalds  are not just experimenting with vegetarian food but also offering Jain food. In a first, […]

KFC launches biggest Indian innovation for 2012

 Known for its iconic fried chicken and a whole range of other tasty offerings, KFC has launched its first Indian inspired chicken flavor Curry Crunch. With the introduction of this latest product innovation, KFC not only plans to tap its existing fan base but also a whole new set of customers by offering a new, […]

In China and India, Yum Starts Out With “One Technology, One Standard” .

Yum Restaurants International, which owns Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, is rapidly expanding in China and India, opening as many as five stores a day over the next few years. CIO Baron Concors says that building out IT at that breakneck pace will be challenging, but creating new infrastructure from scratch will be an […]

Yum Plans to Spend $100 Million in India to Expand Restaurants

Yum! Brands Inc.(YUM) , owner of the KFC and Taco Bell restaurant brands, said it will spend $100 million in four to five years to expand in India, including the addition of 100 outlets in the country this year.   The expansion is part of a plan to double stores in India and some neighboring […]

Branded eateries under food safety department radar

Though food safety officials raided around 300 hotels over the past two months, only one branded outlet was subjected to quality and sanitation checks. But the scenario changed on Monday after officials sealed a KFC outlet in Thiruvananthapuram after a customer found worms in his dish. Department officials inspected two outlets of the firm in […]

Fast food chains resort to price cuts as consumers reduce spending

Aditi Roongta, 18, a student of Thakur College of Science and Commerce in Kandivili, a western suburb of Mumbai, has given up on fast food. Prices at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut, her favourite restaurants, have risen over the past two years. A meal at KFC that would have cost around Rs.130 has […]

KFC plans to open 24 new outlets in Malaysia and India

KFC plans to open 24 new outlets in Malaysia and India Malaysia Star KFC Holdings (M) Bhd plans to invest about RM63mil in 2012 to open 24 new KFC restaurants in Malaysia and India. Managing Director Jamaludin Mohd Ali said RM45mil would be for 15 new outlets in the country including 10 drive-through restaurants. He […]