TGI Friday to have 19 outlets by 2015

International infrequent dining grill sequence TGI Friday’s (TGIF) is enhancing participation in India with skeleton to scarcely three-way a series of restaurants here by 2015.

The chain,whose Indian operations is owned 26 per cent by tellurian liberality and transport association Carlson and rest by Bistro Hospitality Pvt Ltd,currently has 7 TGIF outlets operational here.

“We are adding new ones really fast here (in India) and have motionless that twelve some-more restaurants should come adult by 2015,” pronounced Carlson South Asia Vice-President K B Kachru.

The sequence recently non-stop new restaurants in Hyderabad and Noida. It is looking to supplement one any in Delhi and Bangalore really soon,he added,without giving investment details.

TGIF started a operations in India in 1996.

The Indian enlargement is a partial of an general strategy,under that a association aims to open a sum of 500 TGIFs outward a US in a subsequent 5 years,up from 330 during present.

The association operates over 1,000 outlets worldwide,including a US market.

“As a partial of a tellurian plan,we design a restaurants that we have outward a US to go adult to 500 by 2015. India is partial of this plan,” Carlson President and CEO Hubert Joly said.

Identifying India as a pivotal marketplace for a destiny growth,Carlson had final week pronounced that it skeleton to conduct over 100 hundred hotels in a nation by 2015.

The company,which manages 31 hotels opposite India,said it will have over 11,000 bedrooms in a subsequent 5 years on a behind of expansion,up from a 2,865 bedrooms it has during present.

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