Business

McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi


New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald's, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a statement by McDonald's said.

These are the first McDonald's restaurants to be reopened after the ownership of CRPL changed hands on May 9. McDonald's acquired Connaught Plaza Restaurants as the US-based major completed a settlement reached with former joint venture partner Vikram Bakshi.

The acquisition ended a dispute between McDonald's and its joint venture partner with whom the former had formed CPRL, which managed the 165 McDonald's outlets in north and east India.

The reopened restaurants would provide "more customized" hospitality, "refreshed" menu boards, merchandising and packaging, said the statement.

The restaurants opened on Sunday include those at the Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Aiport, Connaught Place and Nehru Place, it said.

"All other restaurants remain closed, but are planned to reopen over the coming days and weeks as we complete the work needed to ensure customers receive the best possible experience when they visit us," it said.

According to company, the work in the restaurants during the intervening period has been focused on a number of areas including restaurant and equipment maintenance, technology audits, menu and marketing updates and employee training.

It, however, said: "We are also not able to offer delivery until we have more restaurants up and running to ensure we can service our usual delivery area."

McDonald's and Vikram Bakshi had signed a partnership agreement in 1995 to open outlets of the US food service retailer in northern and eastern India for a 25-year period and formed the joint venture CRPL, with both having 50 per cent stake.

In 2017, McDonald's ended the franchise agreement with CPRL over non-payment of royalties which resulted in a legal battle eventually culminating in an out-of-court settlement earlier this month.

Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title : McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image