The agreement includes fast-casual, casual-dining units.
Dallas-based Bennigan’s signed an agreement with Suri Hospitality International, Orlando, Fla., to open 50 outlets in India. The companies plan to open first in Mumbai in spring 2014.
Mr. Paul Mangiamele, President and Chief Executive, Bennigan’s said "Bennigan’s is one of the few American brands that is just as popular overseas as it is at home. The brand currently has about 45 international units and 30 domestic units.
The development agreement includes the brand’s traditional casual-dining format and a fast-casual version the company is calling Bennigan’s on the Fly, which is intended for airports, hotels, hospitals, cruise ships, universities and other venues.
Mr. Nik Patel, Owner, Suri Hospitality International said “We are convinced that Bennigan’s restaurant concepts will be enthusiastically embraced in India.”