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Apollo to cash in on its franchise, set up chain of health clinics. Apollo Health & Lifestyle Ltd (AHLL) a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Apollo Group of Hospitals, plans to set up a chain of franchised primary health care clinics across the country. .... 18 Dec, 2001
Mars Restaurants goes global, plans chains in other metros. There's competition for the McDonalds, KFCs and the Dominos on their home turf. In what may be seen as a role reversal of sorts, an Indian restaurant chain is going global. .... 8 Oct, 2001
Amul hopes to snare pizza market. The largest dairy cooperative is hoping to turn this curry-loving country into a nation of pizza eaters. .... 17 Sep, 2001
Swiss Movenpick woos affluent Indians with ice cream. Movenpick, the Swiss-German foods and hotels chain, set out on Thursday to seduce affluent Indian palates with the opening of its first premium ice cream and coffee "boutique" in the country. .... [more] 30 Aug, 2001
M&S stores to open in India. Marks & Spencer, the archetypal British retailer which has fallen on hard times, is to open two stores in India this year through franchisees. .... [more] 24 Aug, 2001
50 cheap Amul pizza outlets set to open in city. Within a fortnight 50 Amul pizza outlets are expected to sprout in Bangalore, selling six-inch pizza's for just Rs 20. .... [more] 22 Aug, 2001
Residents bitter about Napean Sea Road. Jain residents are serving the red hot chilli peppers to Roti, a new restaurant that has opened recently on Napean Sea Road. .... [more] 21 Aug, 2001
Big Mac plans 'drive-thru' outlet in Ahmedabad. The western region (Gujarat and Maharashtra) joint venture of US fast-food giant McDonald's, Hard Castle Restaurant Pvt Limited, has set the ball rolling for setting up its outlets in Ahmedabad. .... [more] 6 Aug, 2001
IT training centres eye overseas market. As the domestic market dries up, IT training companies are straining their sights on overseas markets to boost their revenue. .... [more] 29 Jul, 2001
Tatas buy into Barista. Tata Coffee, Asia's largest coffee producer, on Wednesday acquired a strategic stake in a fast-growing, upmarket Indian coffee chain, which said it had rebuffed overtures from Starbucks Corp. .... 26 Jul, 2001
Say cheese, desi pizzas for Rs 20. Last week, the first poor-man's-pizza was served up in Ahmedabad. .... 21 Jul, 2001
The Cookie Man is coming to your city. Cookies baked in front of your eyes from cookies-only outlets will soon be served to people in major cities in India, courtesy a joint venture with Cookie Man, a 40-year-old Australian company. .... 16 Jun, 2001
Mcdonald's fries under scrutiny. Health authorities in India plan to test McDonald's Corp. french fries following news a lawsuit has been filed in a US court accusing the world's largest fast food chain of "secretly" lacing its fries with beef fat. .... [more] 8 Jun, 2001
S African fast food franchise coming to India. Nando's, one of the most popular chicken fast food franchises in South Africa, is likely to announce a deal with an Indian partner by June. .... 19 May, 2001
McDonald's local arm asked to pay royalty. With sales of its hamburgers tumbling elsewhere in the world, fast food chain McDonald's is turning to the growing Indian market for beefy business. .... 27 Apr, 2001
McDonald's to go south, may try 'franchise-model'. After five years of operations in India, American fast food chain McDonald's has finally decided to get a taste of the south. .... [more] 10 Apr, 2001

McDonald's to franchise brands. McDonald's Corp, the fast-food chain, on Thursday said it is exploring ways to franchise its non-hamburger brands, which include Chipotle Mexican Grill and Donatos Pizza. .... [more] 20 May, 2000
Satyam Infoway plans 1,000 cyber cafes. Internet service provider Satyam Infoway Ltd is setting up over 1,000 cyber cafes in India under the brand name 'iZone'. .... [more] 23 Mar, 2000
The second coming. Dr Arvind Lal is a pathologist with ambition. .... [more] 28 Feb, 2000
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