However, the initial agreement is for up to 100 restaurants in the country and CKE believes there is potential for more than 1,000 restaurants in India over time.
Carl’s Jr, the California-based burger chain, which announced its opening in April last month is planning to open 100 outlets across India in the next five years.
“We are planning to open 100 outlets in next five years and we see India as our largest market outside US,” said, Ned Lyerly, President, International, CKE Restaurants.
“India is in the middle of the burger revolution and we believe this is the perfect time for our brand to be launched in the country in terms of the size of the market, growth in the organised food services market, as well as evolution of the market,” added Lyerly.
However, the initial agreement is for up to 100 restaurants in the country and CKE believes there is potential for more than 1,000 restaurants in India over time. The restaurant chain will open its first five outlets in Delhi-NCR and then will expand its presence in other parts of the country.
“The burger chain has also developed a full line of fresh and flavourful premium vegetarian options that suites Indian taste and preferences. Many of these new items that are unique to the India market will be launched in addition to several signature Carl’s Jr menu items known and loved around the world,” said, Sam Chopra, Chairman, CybizCorp.