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The Melting Pot Expands Abroad with First Restaurant Outside North America. - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today its first restaurant outside of North America has opened in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015
Local food franchises optimistic amid foreign chain competition. - Local food chains are maintaining a positive outlook for their businesses amid the plans of a handful of food franchises from neighboring countries to cash in on the Indonesian market ahead of... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
MyFranchise to open store in Jakarta. - Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (MyFranchise), which operates the Gloria Jean’s Coffee chain in Malaysia and Brunei, is venturing into Indonesia next year. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2014
CIMB Private Equity Invests In 7-Eleven Franchise In Indonesia. - CIMB Private Equity has acquired a minority stake in PT Modern Internasional Tbk (MDRN), the listed retail operator and owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise in Indonesia. ... [more] 20 Oct 2014
Cooks concludes Indonesia deal for Esquires. - Cooks Global Foods has successfully signed the contract for an Esquires Coffee master franchise in the burgeoning Indonesian coffee market. ... [more] 23 Sep 2014
Snogurt, tasting success, plans Indonesia expansion. - Snogurt Sdn Bhd, a local premium low-fat frozen yogurt chain, is geared up to penetrate the Indonesian market. ... [more] 2 Sep 2014
Indonesian food chains setting up shop in Singapore. - A bowl of mee bakso - beefball noodles - at Indonesian food chain Es Teler 77 in Singapore 10 years ago inspired Edy Ongkowijaya, a Nanyang Polytechnic graduate, to start his own food business in... [more] 1 Sep 2014
Trade Ministry to Adjust Provisions in Franchise Rules. - Trade Minister M. Lutfi has announced that the government plans to loosen ministry regulations issued last year on business franchises and traditional markets in an effort to increase... [more] 19 Aug 2014
Esquires to open in Indonesia. - NZX-listed Cooks Global Foods has finalised a deal to establish 40 new Esquires Coffee Houses in Indonesia. ... [more] 12 Aug 2014
Philippines' Jollibee Foods plans to enter Indonesia, Malaysia. - Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the Philippines' leading restaurant chain, plans to enter Malaysia and Indonesia in the next two years and grow its Southeast Asian footprint through franchising. ... [more] 6 Aug 2014
SugarBun looks to Indonesia, aims for 20 new outlets by 2018. - SugarBun, the leading quick service restaurant (QSR) in East Malaysia will chart yet another overseas achievement in Indonesia, with the establishment of its outlets in the world’s third most populous... [more] 3 Jul, 2014
Wingstop Opens in Indonesia. - Wingstop has landed in Indonesia. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 650 locations around the world, recently opened its first location in Jakarta at the Kota Kasablanka Mall. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2014
Ascott secures its first two franchise agreements. - The Ascott Limited, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, has entered into franchise agreements with two companies to operate sites in Indonesia and Laos. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
TCBY Yogurt, Mrs. Fields Cookies expand international footprints. - Famous Brands International has announced a master franchise agreement that will bring 28 TCBY stores to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam within the next 10 years. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
Quiznos signs multi-unit deal in Indonesia. - Following expansion into Mexico, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, Quiznos has signed a multi-unit agreement with franchisee PT Quiznosindo to grow the brand in Indonesia. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2013
Franchise business expected to slow this year. - Indonesia’s franchising business may slow down this year as many local franchisors had delayed expansion due to growing competition from foreign rivals, the Indonesia Franchising and Licensing Soc... [more] 7 Sep, 2013
Julie’s Bakeshop now a global brand in Indonesia. - After successfully building its brand in the Philippines, Julie’s Bakeshop recently announced it will expand overseas by opening its first international branch in Tangerang, Indonesia by Sep 2013. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2013
Julie's Bakeshops ventures in Indonesia. - Julie's Bakeshop, the country's largest neighborhood bakery chain, is expanding overseas with the opening of its first international branch in Tangerine, Indonesia. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2013
Ministop enters Indonesia. - Japanese convenience chain Ministop has added Indonesia to its list of overseas markets. Ministop has opened its first Indonesia store in Kota Tangerang Selatan. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2013
Franchiser MAP Posts 20 Percent Profit Increase. - Mitra Adiperkasa, the franchiser of international brands such as Starbucks and Burger King, has reported a 20 percent increase in profit in 2012, thanks in part to the company’s expansion plans. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2013
Indonesia's Brand Baron Reaches Out to Backwaters. - The Indonesian retailer that built Starbucks, Barbie, Burger King and 100 other global brands into one of the archipelago's biggest retail empires is taking its brand wagon to the country's booming backwaters. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2013
Modern Putra Indonesia to Add Hundreds of 7-Eleven Stores. - The operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Indonesia will open hundreds of new outlets in the coming years, saying consumer demand remains strong. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2013
Trade Minister Asserts No Restrictions in Franchising Policy. - “With the Minister of Trade Regulation Number 7 Year 2013, franchise entrepreneurs can still develop their business even after they own 250 outlets,” asserts the Indonesian Minister of Trade... [more] 26 Mar, 2013
Local players welcome restaurant franchise rule. - Local business players in the restaurant and fast-food business have thrown their support behind a new restaurant franchise rule, saying the rule is in keeping with their aim to spur growth... [more] 23 Mar, 2013
New franchising rule 'only benefits those with thick wallets' in Indonesia. - The Trade Ministry's latest regulation on franchising will allow small and medium enterprises owners to share in the success of well-established restaurant operators, but not all of them can benefit from... [more] 26 Feb, 2013
KFC Growth Seen Slowing as Indonesia Limits Franchisees. - Yum! Brands Inc., owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut dining chains, and other fast-food companies may be forced to slow store growth in Indonesia because of government rules to... [more] 25 Feb, 2013
Franchising rule to slap limit on KFC, McDonald’s. - The Trade Ministry has introduced its latest regulation on restaurant franchising in a move to avert monopolies in the business and endorse greater participation from local players through third-party... [more] 16 Feb, 2013
Video rental stores survive in digital era. - Did the Internet kill the video rental store? Apparently, not yet. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2013
The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. Signs Five-Unit Franchise Deal for Indonesia. - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announces plans to bring its unique fondue dining experience to Indonesia through a five-unit franchise development agreement with P.T. Jaya Internusa Abadi. ... [more] 20 Dec, 2012
New retail franchising rule will help prevent monopoly, says govt. - The Trade Ministry has formally issued a new regulation on retail franchising in another legal mesure to prevent monopolies in the country’s growing retail franchising business sector. ... [more] 1 Nov, 2012
Rajawali to open retail franchise business. - State-run diversified group PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) has confirmed that it will branch out into operating a franchise business for convenience stores to help market its retail products. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2012
Micro franchise scheme to draw more small entrepreneurs, says ministry. - Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said the government introduced the micro franchise system on Oct 13 last year to attract more small and... [more] 4 Oct, 2012
Franchise expo opens; food and beverages remain most popular. - The ever popular annual Franchise and License Expo Indonesia officially opened Friday at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). ... [more] 15 Sep, 2012
7-Eleven continues expansion despite uncertainties. - PT Modern Internasional, 7-Eleven's franchise holder in Indonesia, says it will forge ahead with plans to expand the convenience store despite uncertainties facing the company's operating permits. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2012
Malaysian franchises quietly thriving in Indonesia. - Without much ado, a host of Malaysian enterprises, particularly some in the food and beverage sector, have successfully expanded into Indonesia. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
7-Eleven Finds a Niche by Adapting to Indonesian Ways. - As night falls, groups of twenty-somethings gather at a trendy hangout. The nightspot has live bands, Wi-Fi and a growing clientele. It also has a familiar green-and-orange sign hanging overhead: 7-Eleven. ... [more] 29 May, 2012
Indonesian Zara, Starbucks, Burger King Franchiser to Expand. - Mintra Adiperkasa (MAP), franchiser of brands like Zara, Starbucks and Burger King, is broadening its fashion and sport lines in Indonesia. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2012
IKEA Stores To Open In Indonesia In 2014. - International home products company, IKEA will be opening its stores in Indonesia starting 2014, following a franchise deal with Indonesian public-listed retail giant PT Hero Supermarket (HERO). ... [more] 27 Mar, 2012
Indonesia To End Franchise Business Monopoly. - Foreign franchising companies will soon be required to have more than one local partner in Indonesia under a new regulation which will come into effect sometime this month. ... [more] 15 Feb, 2012
Indomaret to open 1,000 new outlets. - Local retail chain Indomaret expects its total sales to surge by 30 percent this year. To support that goal the company would open around 1,000 outlets this year throughout the country... [more] 31 Jan, 2012
Franchise Trade Mission Joins U.S. Franchise Launch in Indonesia. - The International Franchise Association (IFA), Indonesian and U.S. government officials and franchise industry leaders on a Southeast Asia trade mission participated in a signing ceremony today to launch... [more] 12 Dec, 2011
IFA Leading Franchising Trade Mission to Southeast Asia. - Thirteen companies representing 19 franchise brands will join a joint International Franchise Association, U.S. Commercial Service, Franchise Times trade mission Dec. 6-13, to Vietnam and Indonesia. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2011
Julie’s Bakeshop to expand to Indonesia. - Julie’s Bakeshop, the Philippines’ largest bakery chain, will dip its hands into the international market by expanding to Indonesia. ... [more] 23 Nov, 2011
Local franchisors prefer domestic market. - Indonesian franchisors are opting to develop their businesses within the country due to the large domestic market rather than expanding abroad. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2011
KFC franchiser to issue Rp 200b of bonds. - The franchise holder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) brand in Indonesia, PT Fast Food Indonesia, is planning to soon issue bonds worth Rp 200 billion (US$23.2 million) to raise capital for... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
Carl's Jr. opens 4th restaurant in Indonesia. - American fast food restaurant Carl's Jr. on Monday opened its fourth restaurant in Indonesia, situated at Central Park Mall in West Jakarta. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2011
Franchise industry targeting Rp 135.4t in revenues in 2011. - The Indonesian Franchise Association (AFI) is targeting combined revenues of Rp 135.4 trillion (approximately US$15.84 billion) this year for the country’s franchise businesses, an 18% increase... [more] 17 Jun, 2011
KFC Opens 400th Indonesia Restaurant. - Yum! Brands Inc. announced the opening of the 400th KFC franchise restaurant in Indonesia by its international division, Yum! Restaurants International. ... [more] 19 Apr, 2011
Local franchises ready to go international. - The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and the Indonesian Franchise and License Association (WALI) have selected 14 local franchising companies to be promoted overseas. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2010
Annual franchise and license expo kicks off. - The 8th Franchise and License Indonesia Expo featuring 165 domestic as well as overseas brands kicked off on Friday at the Assembly Hall of the Jakarta Convention Center in Central Jakarta. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2010
Oldtown White Coffee eyes Indonesia. - Oldtown White Coffee will open its first outlet in Indonesia early next year, said its trade name and trademark owner, Kopitiam Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Clarence Leon D'Silva. ... [more] 18 Oct, 2010
Carl's Jr. Celebrates Opening in Jakarta, Indonesia. - CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of the first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. This marks the first of at least 25 Carl’s Jr. restaurants to be opened in Indonesia over the next six years. ... [more] 5 Aug, 2010
Malaysia, Indonesia Step Up Cooperation For Women Entrepreneurs. - Malaysia and Indonesia will step up cooperation in women entrepreneurship as contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two countries in 2003. ... [more] 30 Nov, 2009
McDonald’s Strikes Back in Indonesia Burger Battle. - Former ToniJack’s owner Bambang Rachmadi was made to walk the proverbial plank on Tuesday after international burger giant McDonald’s announced that it was terminating all remaining cooperation... [more] 24 Nov, 2009
Indonesian 7-Eleven Expansion Plan Stymied by Bureaucracy. - A local company’s plan to expand its 7-Eleven franchise nationwide appears stalled after its permits and motives were questioned by both local and central government officials on Friday. ... [more] 23 Nov, 2009
Fatburger To Open 8 Indonesian Units. - Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.'s Fatburger unit opened its first Indonesia restaurant at Plaza Indonesia in Jakarta. This unit is a franchise location and is owned by PT Global Foods Indonesia. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2009
Monthly Turnover in Franchise Sector Hits $398m. Franchising has been one of the country’s fastest-growing business sectors over the past several years, with turnover reaching Rp 4.1 trillion ($398 million) per month, the Trade Ministry said on Sunday. .... [more] 21 Jun, 2009
Malaysia-Indonesia to strengthen cooperation in developing franchise industry. Malaysia and Indonesia are not only willing to mutually learn to encourage and develop the franchise business potential in each others countries. The two countries have also not discounted the possibility of working together to grab opportunities on the global market. .... [more] 19 Jun, 2009
McD faces $105 million lawsuit. Lawyers for Bambang Rachmadi, the local partner of US fast-food giant McDonald's for the past 18 years, said Tuesday he was seeking US$105.5 million in damages for alleged mismanagement in his joint venture with the company. .... [more] 10 Jun, 2009
McDonald's gears up for lengthy legal battle. The world's best-known fast-food chain, McDonald's, is bracing for a lengthy legal battle in Indonesia, following a breakup with its local partner of 18 years, Bambang Rachmadi. .... [more] 3 Jun, 2009
7-Eleven, Inc. Expands in Indonesia. 7-Eleven Inc., the world’s largest convenience retailer with 36,000 stores worldwide, will expand its business into Indonesia through a Master Franchise agreement with PT. Modern Putraindonesia (PT. Modern) of Jakarta. .... [more] 7 Apr, 2009
Fatburger To Expand to Indonesia. Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.'s Fatburger unit entered into a multi-unit restaurant development agreement allowing PT. GLOBAL FOOD INDONESIA to develop and operate Fatburger restaurants in Indonesia. .... [more] 20 Oct, 2008
Franchise associations expect healthy growth. Indonesia's franchise industry still has room for expansion in 2008 after three years of rapid development, although the growth is likely to be slower than in recent years, business players say. .... [more] 10 Feb, 2008
Confusion reigns over franchise ruling as players seek loopholes. The recently issued government regulation on franchising will hurt the industry with its difficult and sometimes unreasonable requirements, forcing some business players to look for "legal loopholes", an association says. .... [more] 5 Oct, 2007
Franchisees wants more govt help. The owners of businesses operated under franchises say they are grateful for the recent publication of the much anticipated new Franchise Regulation, but say that it is not enough to support optimal growth in the industry. .... [more] 3 Oct, 2007
Vast Opportunity For Franchise Sector In Indonesia. There are plenty of opportunities for Malaysians to tap the franchising sector in Indonesia, according to Trade Mart, Matrade's official publication. .... [more] 22 Jan, 2007
Local franchises expanding quickly, but problems still remain. Nowadays, franchising is no longer synonymous with overseas brands. In fact, there is an increasing number of local players using franchising to expand their businesses. .... [more] 8 Nov, 2006
Gap expands franchise deal in Malaysia and Singapore. Gap inc. is deepening its commitment to Southeast Asia. The $16 billion San Francisco retailer has expanded its franchise agreement with F J Benjamin to open Gap and Banana Republic stores in Indonesia. .... [more] 2 Oct, 2006
Krispy Kreme awards franchise rights for Indonesia. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. continued its Asian expansion, awarding development rights for Indonesia to a company there. .... [more] 4 Aug, 2006
BreadStory eyes expansion in RI. Convinced of the potential demand for upmarket bakery products, franchiser PT BreadStory Indonesia, which offers franchises for the Bread Story brand, is hoping to open 20 new outlets in Java this year. .... [more] 4 Feb, 2006
Indonesian Trade Bill To Include Firms Under Franchise, License. Businesses under franchise and license are included in the trade bill currently being drawn up the Trade Ministry, the director general of domestic trade said on Friday. .... [more] 21 Nov, 2005
Indonesia's 1st Starbucks-Bank Niaga Outlet To Open Wed. Indonesia's PT Mitra Adi Perkasa will open its first Starbucks coffee shop shared with PT Bank Niaga Wednesday in the country's capital of Jakarta, the companies said Tuesday. .... [more] 17 May, 2005
Franchise success come down to a matter of taste. While consistency and familiarity is seen as very important for Bakerzin, for Cavana Chicken diversity in taste and adapting to the local tastebuds is considered an important requirement for success. .... [more] 9 Jan, 2005
Barnie's Coffee & Tea Announces Openings in Indonesia. Orlando-based Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company, Inc. continues its global expansion with the opening of two new franchised stores in Jakarta, Indonesia. .... [more] 9 Dec, 2004
Papa Ron's Pizza goes int'l. Indonesian-based Italian restaurant chain Papa Ron's Pizza will go international next year with the opening of three outlets in Singapore, China and the United Arab Emirates. .... [more] 30 Nov, 2004
Franchise businesses grow by 15% this year, association says. Franchise businesses in the country have grown by 15 percent this year and are expected to further thrive, the Indonesian Franchise Association (AFI) said. .... [more] 23 Nov, 2004
Bookstore moving on up to boost sales. In the past two years, an increasing number of bookstores, both locally owned and franchises of foreign names, have opened their door. .... [more] 20 Jun, 2004
Tung Lok Secures First Franchise Contract In Indonesia. Tung Lok Millennium Pte. Ltd. has entered into a franchise agreement with PT Lao Beijing Indonesia to franchise its Lao Beijing brand of restaurants. .... [more] 10 May, 2004

SINGAPORE / INDONESIA - Carona's first overseas franchise opens in Jakarta. Homegrown fried chicken franchise Carona is spreading its wings in the region, with a little boost from BreadTalk's George Quek and Osim's founder Ron Sim, who recently invested in the group. .... [more] 29 Mar, 2004
Indonesian anti-war protesters target McDonald's outlets. Thousands of Indonesian Muslims gathered for an anti-war protest outside two outlets of the US fast-food chain McDonald's on Sunday, demanding they shut up shop. .... [more] 6 Apr, 2003
Indonesian protesters unswayed by McDonald's defence. Indonesian protesters rallied outside McDonald's restaurants in Java in protest at the US-led war in Iraq, unswayed by the fast food chain's assertion that its local outlets have benefited Indonesians. .... [more] 28 Mar, 2003
Franchise Support Network Established for Century 21(R) Affiliates In Asia-Pacific. Century 21 Real Estate Corporation announced today that it has established CENTURY 21 Asia-Pacific, a localized franchise support network in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan. The new network is expected to enhance delivery of support for already existing master franchise agreements. .... 23 Apr, 2002
We can co-exist, some shopowners say. While the KPPU anti-monopoly commission is concerned that mini-mart chains such as Indomaret are driving out smaller retailers, the views expressed by individual shopkeepers tell a different story. .... 9 Jul, 2001
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