Taco Bell plans to open three more outlets in India


New Delhi: Fast food chain Taco Bell is embarking on an expansion drive in India and plans to open outlets in up to 12 cities in the next four years.

Owned by the US-based Yum! Brands Inc., Taco Bell specialises in Mexican fast food.

At present it operates nine stores in three cities and plans to add three more outlets taking the number to 12 by the year-end.

The company has partnered with the promoter family of Dabur, the Burmans whose firm Burman Hospitality has taken the franchise for north and some southern markets such as Karnataka and Telangana.

“Our initial focus will be the top metros and their neighbouring cities. We are already present in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. These three are important markets,” Taco Bell India managing director Ankush Tuli told PTI.

Taco Bell plans to enter cities such as Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad, he said. “We are looking to 10-12 cities between now and 2020.”

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