Au Bon Pain Archives - Inside Retail Asia
Nadim Xavier Salhani aims to expand the Greyhound Cafe brand abroad.
Au Bon Pain Thailand franchisee Mudman has obtained the rights to expand the bakery chain into Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Mudman will speed its local and international restaurant chain expansions after a successful pre-Songkran IPO.
Retail food and lifestyle brand group Mudman – the parent of Greyhound Thailand and franchised fast food chains – has launched an IPO.
Coffee chain Au Bon Pain is bullish about India with plans to expand its footprint there. The Boston-based bakery cafe chain, through its local partner, Goenka Group, has set a capex of Rs 20-30 crore (around $4 million – $5.08 million) to open 21 outlets by March 2015, adding to the existing 29. New openings are planned for Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore, it says. “Our immediate focus is to expand in these three cities and reach profitability first. This will be followed by expansion i…