After closed for almost one month, KFC outlets in most of the Northern region of India (a few parts of Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh and Panchkula) have opened the doors now for its consumers.
However, 40 per cent of the outlets are still shut and are expected to start normal operations in next 10 days.
When asked about the delay in store openings of all the recently shut stores taken over by Sapphire Foods India Pvt Ltd, A source from the brand on the request of anonymity informed Franchise India: “The reason of the outlets for not operational as yet is the unavailability of stocks and it is taking time to streamline the functioning of all the stores in a go. All of them will be operational in a week’s time.”
Earlier A.N Traders Pvt Ltd was operating the outlets for KFC in the major part of North India region but now franchisee for this region is Sapphire Foods India Pvt Ltd who is taking care of the operations part.
A N Traders Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in 1994 and is based in New Delhi, India. As per a recent development, Sapphire Foods India Private Limited had around two months ago acquired Dodsal Hospitality Private Limited from the Dubai-based Dodsal Group.
Dodsal Hospitality has the exclusive rights to operate Pizza Hut in South and West India, and it operates 81 Pizza Hut outlets across eight states. This transaction has resulted in Sapphire Foods India Private Limited becoming one of the largest owners of the Pizza Hut franchise in India.