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India’s Barbeque Nation plans to launch IPO

India’s Barbeque Nation Hospitality aims to raise about US$1009 million through an IPO.

Johnny Rockets Philippines expands

Johnny Rockets Philippines has opened a new restaurant in the Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall, Quezon City.

Johnny Rockets to focus on Southeast Asia

US burger chain Johnny Rockets says Southeast Asia – particularly Vietnam and Thailand – will be the focus of its global expansion in the short term.

Johnny Rockets seeks Hong Kong partner

US burger chain Johnny Rockets is seeking a partner to launch in Hong Kong.

Johnny Rockets China plan signed off

Johnny Rockets recently signed the largest development deal in the brand’s history with a plan to open 100 restaurants in China, with the first scheduled to open in 2016.

Parkson in China food foray

Malaysia’s Parkson has entered into a joint venture to develop a food retailing business in China as it transforms its department store portfolio into lifestyle centres. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Grand Parkson has teamed with fellow Malaysian company AUM Hospitality (AUMH) which it majority owns, to create Lion Food & Beverage Ventures Limited. Parkson will own 91 per cent of the business, AUMH the balance. In a stock exchange announcement, Parkson said the group is und…

US burger chain to enter Singapore

Upmarket burger restaurant chain Johnny Rockets has signed a franchise agreement to expand into Singapore. The new franchise partners are local husband and wife entrepreneurs Nafees Khundker and Sohana Rouf Chowdhury, who have committed to open five Johnny Rockets restaurants. The Singapore foray follows successful launches in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The brand is also eying entry into other Asian markets soon, particularly Vietnam, Thailand and China, “markets that histo…

Johnny Rockets eyes 20 Indian stores

Fast food chain Johnny Rockets eyes 20 stores in India in five years. Having entered the country earlier this year, Johnny Rockets now has two outlets in the country, one in Gurgaon and one in New Delhi. Future openings are planned for cities including Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Jaipur. “India is obviously a large country that has been growing very strongly and the acceptance for global brands – within food and outside – has been very good. India can play a big role…

Johnny Rockets expands in Pakistan

American QSR chain Johnny Rockets, through its local partner Hamdan International, has opened its third restaurant in Pakistan. The 809 sqft restaurant is located at Centaurus Mall in Islamabad.The Centaurus Mall Johnny Rockets offers guests an upbeat atmosphere of casual fun complete with twirled straws and lively music that have been synonymous with the brand since it launched in 1986. Abdul Wahab, chairman of Hamdan International, first decided to bring Johnny Rockets to Pakistan after …

Johnny Rockets Malaysia expands

QSR chain Johnny Rockets has opened its second location in Malaysia. Under franchise partner AUM Hospitality (AUMH), the latest addition to the Malaysia dining scene is located in Avenue K, a retail hub in Kuala Lumpur. Avenue K Johnny Rockets joins more than 35 planned dining options in the newly remodelled complex that serves those who live and work in the city. The latest Johnny Rockets outlet satisfies Malaysians’ appetite for burgers, American fries, hand-spun shakes and classic sa…

Johnny Rockets makes Indian foray

International restaurant chain Johnny Rockets has opened its first outlet in India. Franchisee, Prime Gourmet, has opened the first-ever Johnny Rockets restaurant in New Delhi at Select Citywalk shopping centre. Boasting “the unique flavour of Americana” with its upbeat music, dancing servers and twirled straws, the restaurant offers American style diner food including chicken breast sandwiches and buffalo tenderloin burgers, along with local dishes such as Masala Fries, Tandoori Spiced Ch…

Johnny Rockets debuts in Pakistan

Hamburger restaurant chain Johnny Rockets has opened its first location in Pakistan, in Karachi’s Dolmen Mall. The 3135 sqft Johnny Rockets has a sea view from the restaurant, and is open daily from 12 noon to midnight. The Karachi location is the first of 10 restaurants planned by local franchisee Hamdan International by 2022. Later this month, a second is scheduled to open at Z Block DHA Lahore and the third outlet will be at Centaurus shopping mall in Islamabad. Both locations wil…