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Chicken Cottage starts expansion

Fast-food chain Chicken Cottage has opened its second outlet in Malaysia, in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), taking its total to 90 stores worldwide.

Its first outlet in Malaysia was in Kuala Terengganu, with others to follow in Putrajaya and Johor soon, says the Menteri Besar of Terengganu, Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman. Chicken Cottage is owned by a subsidiary of the state government’s investment arm Terengganu Inc.

Launched in the UK in 1994, the chain was taken over by Global Food Holdings, the Terengganu subsidiary, with a 70 per cent stake in 2014. It acquired full ownership in April last year.

Chicken Cottage Malaysia

Ahmad Razif says it would cost franchisees around RM1 million ($US258,500) to open an outlet in Malaysia, plus the company plans to open 250 Chicken Cottages internationally. Target countries include China, India, Singapore and Thailand. The brand has halal certification from religious departments in both Malaysia and abroad.

Meanwhile, Chicken Cottage Holdings chairman Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail says TTDI was chosen for the Klang Valley’s first outlet as the residential area borders Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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