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Franchisee sees RM31m sales from Tony Roma’s. Grandpolitan Sdn Bhd, the exclusive franchisee of American restaurant chain Tony Roma's, is targeting gross revenue of RM31mil from four outlets in Malaysia for the year ending Dec 31, 2008. .... [more] 31 Dec, 2007
Marrybrown invites franchisees to share its success. Marrybrown's success stems from brand positioning, that is to always be different, says its group managing director. .... [more] 26 Dec, 2007
Innovate, innovate, industry players told. Malaysia's franchise industry needs more innovative products with international appeal to grow further, says a consultant. .... [more] 20 Dec, 2007
Gloria Jean's to open 10 outlets in 2008. The US-based specialty coffee retailer Gloria Jean's Coffees announced plans to spend RM15 million and team up with corporations to open 10 more outlets in the country next year. .... [more] 17 Dec, 2007
Accor aims to be top hotel chain in Malaysia. French hotel and services group Accor SA plans to operate at least 20 hotels in Malaysia within the next five years, ranging from the three-star Ibis to five-star Sofitel. .... [more] 5 Dec, 2007
CIMB Private to grow franchise. CIMB Private Equity has bought 60% equity in the largest Burger King franchisee in Malaysia and will pump in an undisclosed sum of money into the company to grow the franchise in the country. .... [more] 26 Nov, 2007
Mydin to open 50 mini markets. Local hypermarket operator Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd will invest some RM30 million to open 50 MyMydin mini markets via franchising over the next two years. .... [more] 21 Nov, 2007
PKB Plans To Franchise Ar-Rahn Pawn Business. The Islamic Ar-Rahn pawn business run by Permodalan Kelantan Bhd (PKB) is expected to be made into a franchise business. .... [more] 19 Nov, 2007
Blacklist security guard franchisers, govt urged. The Security Services Association of Malaysia wants the Government to blacklist security guard companies involved in illegal franchising – the reason for business undercutting and low wages of security guards. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2007
Marrybrown takes bigger bite of Mideast market. Malaysian fast-food franchise Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd will continue to trailblaze into the Middle East with its unique recipes and creative restaurant ambience. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2007
Secret Recipe scores hat-trick at Franchise Award 2007. Secret Recipe Cakes & Café Sdn Bhd was named Franchise of the Year and Homegrown Franchise of The Year at the tenth Franchise Award 2007 in Kuala Lumpur last night. .... [more] 13 Nov, 2007
Masterplan Being Developed For Franchise Industry. A masterplan is being formulated for the franchise industry which is expected to set the direction for the expansion of the industry in the long run. .... [more] 12 Nov, 2007
10 Companies Shortlisted For Malaysian Franchise Award. Only 10 out of 115 franchising companies in the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) have advanced to the final round for the Malaysian Franchise Award 2007. .... [more] 9 Nov, 2007
PNS to provide RM60m loan to franchisees. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) aims to increase its allocation to RM60 million next year to help entrepreneurs set up franchised business. .... [more] 26 Oct, 2007
Govt backing spurs industry’s outlook. The future looks bright for Malaysia’s franchise sector with the government’s full backing and a sizeable budget for development. .... [more] 18 Oct, 2007
Wendy's to open restaurants in Malaysia. Wendy's International Inc said it signed a pact with Berjaya Corp Berhad to build restaurants in Malaysia, to expand its brand in Asia. .... [more] 12 Oct, 2007
Give Malaysian players tax perks: Consultant. A Malaysian franchise consultant has proposed that the government come up with tax packages for domestic franchise players to hasten growth of the industry. .... [more] 11 Oct, 2007
Benefits of being a recognised brand. Consumers today are willing to pay a premium for branded products and services to suit their lifestyle as they guarantee quality. .... [more] 11 Oct, 2007
Malaysians urged to venture overseas. Local franchise systems are encouraged to venture overseas to leverage on grants and other assistance provided by the government. .... [more] 4 Oct, 2007
Grandpoliton eyes expansion. Grandpoliton Sdn Bhd, which operates the local Tony Roma’s outlets, may consider expanding its reach in Southeast Asia. .... [more] 4 Oct, 2007
Bikerz, SAL among successful applicants for franchising. Six bumiputra-owned companies are among the 10 new applications for franchising approved in the last three months, said Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) secretary general Hasma Ahmad. .... [more] 3 Oct, 2007
Intellectual property’s role as an engine of growth. Malaysia must have a financial evaluation system to value intellectual property rights (IPR) to ascertain the value of the business better and speed up commercialisation of the local franchise industry. .... [more] 27 Sep, 2007
Secret Recipe tastes further success. Secret Recipe Cakes and Cafe Sdn Bhd was named the “International Franchisor of the Year 2007” at the Franchising & Licensing Association Singapore (FLA) Award last Friday. .... [more] 27 Sep, 2007
QSR Confident KFC, Pizza Hut Will Be More Profitable. QSR Brands Bhd, the Malaysian franchise holder of the Pizza Hut restaurant chain, and its associate company KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) are confident of sustaining the growth of their food-based businesses following the end of the power struggle among the directors. .... [more] 26 Sep, 2007
Sweet success for Secret Recipe. Secret Recipe Cakes and Cafe Sdn Bhd has been so overwhelmed by applications from aspiring franchisees wanting to operate the Secret Recipe Cafe that it has decided to temporarily close the invitation. .... [more] 20 Sep, 2007
Marrybrown spreads its wings further. Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s largest home-grown fast food chain, plans to open more outlets throughout the country and overseas. .... [more] 20 Sep, 2007

QSR to open 9 more Pizza Hut outlets by year-end. QSR Brands Bhd, operator of the Pizza Hut chain, is making headway in meeting its annual target of establishing 18 new outlets in Malaysia, having opened nine restaurants so far. .... [more] 13 Sep, 2007
KFCH, QSR sign with Yum! KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd (KFCH) and its associate company, QSR Brands Bhd have executed development and international franchise agreements with Yum! Restaurants Asia Pte Ltd to develop KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Malaysia and Brunei. .... [more] 28 Aug, 2007
MyFranchise sets out to stimulate franchising. In line with its rebranding exercise, Malaysian International Franchise Sdn Bhd (MyFranchise), an investment arm and franchise holding company of Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS), plans to stimulate the development of the local franchise industry domestically and abroad. .... [more] 25 Aug, 2007
Carl's Jr. Restaurants Enter Malaysia. CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today that Carl's Jr.(R), one of its subsidiary hamburger chains, has opened its first flagship restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. .... [more] 7 Aug, 2007
Franchise business: Fast and easy way to success. Franchise your way to profitability. This is the message put forward at the Franchise International Malaysia 2007 National Seminar held here recently. .... [more] 6 Aug, 2007
The Loaf Hopes To Expand Through Franchising. Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who co-owns The Loaf, a lifestyle bakery and bistro here, hopes that its business can spread further through franchising. .... [more] 5 Aug, 2007
D'Tandoor To Bring Malaysian Kitchen To Australia. Restaurant operator D'Tandoor Food Industries Sdn Bhd (D'Tandoor) will be opening up five 'Malaysian Kitchen' restaurants in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Canberra, Australia early next year. .... [more] 3 Aug, 2007
Franchise expo may see RM260m worth of deals. Business deals during the Franchise International Malaysia 2007 (FIM2007) exhibition is due to jump 20 per cent to more than RM260 million, the head of an industry body said. .... [more] 3 Aug, 2007
Fasfik Aims To Open 100 Auto Service Outlets Yearly. Fasfik (M) Sdn Bhd, the largest independent chain of tyres, brakes and lubrication service centres, plans to open 100 outlets yearly to gain economies of scale in providing affordable services. .... [more] 30 Jul, 2007
Cold Stone expands into Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore. Cold Stone Creamery has announced plans to expand its concept to the Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia markets. .... [more] 25 Jul, 2007
10 Malaysian Entries At Thai Franchise Expo. Ten Malaysian companies and government agencies will participate in the Thailand Franchise and Business Opportunity (TFBO) exposition at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre here beginning Thursday. .... [more] 24 Jul, 2007
Nationwide Franchise Expansion To Boost Caely Holding's Sales. Undergarments manufacturer Caely Holdings Bhd has forecast sales to increase to RM12 million this year from RM9 million in 2006 with its nationwide franchise expansion plans. .... [more] 24 Jul, 2007
Think Franchise, Entrepreneurs Eyeing China Told. Entrepreneurs eyeing newly emerging economies like China should consider venturing into the franchising business by promoting Malaysian products and services, according to the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade). .... [more] 19 Jul, 2007
1901 aims to bring its hot dogs to Middle East. Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd (1901), Malaysia's hot dog specialist, targets 20 per cent increase in revenue after its rebranding exercise. The company also plans to expand to Middle East and other Asian countries. .... [more] 18 Jul, 2007
Adidas to have more outlets. Adidas (M) Sdn Bhd, which has 30 outlets currently, plans to open 30 more stores nationwide within two years. .... [more] 11 Jul, 2007
KFCH investing RM25mil in third facility. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd is investing RM25mil in a third poultry processing plant in Johor, which will ensure sufficient supply for its restaurants and provide an alternative contingency supply. .... [more] 12 Jun, 2007
Franchise Excellence officially launches Malaysia Office. Franchise Excellence (FranExcel), backed by franchise executives with more than 50 years combined franchise experience, has officially opened its Malaysia office. .... [more] 3 Jun, 2007
Glohex plans 300 halal stores in Europe. Glohex Consulting Group Sdn Bhd, which developed the Halmart concept, is looking to open 300 Halmart stores in Europe over the next five years. .... [more] 1 Jun, 2007
QSR to take KFC private? QSR Brands Bhd, a fast food chain operator, may make a fresh bid for more shares of KFC Holdings Bhd and this time it could take the restaurant operator private. .... [more] 22 May, 2007
Spinning more opportunities. Smart Wash Sdn Bhd, a leading laundry services provider and franchisor with 43 franchised outlets in Malaysia, aims to expand its business abroad, particularly in Indonesia and Vietnam. .... [more] 21 May, 2007
Tony Roma’s opening more outlets in KL. American restaurant chain Tony Roma's opened its second outlet last week at Cineleisure Damansara, Petaling Jaya to offer its famous flame-grilled ribs to Malaysians. .... [more] 14 May, 2007
Franchise show set to register more business deals. Bigger business deals are due to be conducted at the Franchise International Malaysia 2007 (FIM 2007) as the event draws more interest, the head of the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) said. .... [more] 11 May, 2007
NZ Natural to scoop bigger share of ice-cream mart. Premium brand ice-cream retailer NZ Natural Sdn Bhd plans to almost double its ice-cream sales within the next year to 7,000 scoops per day as it opens more outlets and taps into new market segments. .... [more] 5 Apr, 2007
MarryBrown Opens Outlet In Manama. Malaysian fast-food company, Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, scores a first today with the opening of its outlet in Manama, Bahrain. .... [more] 29 Mar, 2007
QSR may consider buying A&W franchise. QSR Brands Bhd, operator of KFC and Pizza Hut fast-food chains, may consider buying the local A&W franchise if there is a good offer. .... [more] 21 Mar, 2007
Franchise a viable choice for aspiring entrepreneurs. In the first of a series of articles as a run-up towards Entrepreneurship Expo 2007, William Ng discusses franchise as an option for new entrepreneurs. .... [more] 5 Mar, 2007
Ministry Aims 1,000 Bumi Franchisees Under 9MP. The Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development aims to create at least 1,000 Bumiputera franchisees and 50 franchisors during the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP). .... [more] 2 Mar, 2007
Franchising Regulations 1999 Being Amended. The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry is drafting changes to the Franchising Regulations 1999 to make it easier for foreign franchisors to register their franchises in Malaysia. .... [more] 28 Feb, 2007
Domino's to open at least 5 stores this year. Domino's Pizza has earmarked some RM2.5 million to open at least five new stores in Malaysia this year, bringing its total outlets to 38. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2007
Pizza Hut turns 25 in Malaysia. Pizza Hut on Jan 30 kicked off its Silver Jubilee anniversary celebrations in Malaysia, with a host of activities and promotions lined up for the year under the tagline “Eat.Laugh.Share”. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2007
Pizza Hut operator aims to open 16 outlets every year. Pizza Hut operator QSR Brands Bhd expects to spend about RM14 million annually to open at least 16 new outlets every year. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2007
Seafood restaurant chain fishing for a listing. Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd, which owns and operates home-grown Manhattan Fish Market (MFM) and Hainan Kopitiam, is eyeing a stock exchange listing by 2010. .... [more] 29 Jan, 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
Chicken Rice Shop spreads wings to Singapore. The Chicken Rice Shop is spreading its wings overseas, with Singapore as its first nest outside Malaysia. .... [more] 18 Jan, 2007
Poh Kong targets 8% sales growth. Poh Kong Holdings Bhd is targeting 8% sales growth this year, driven mainly by a boom in the retail sector. .... [more] 16 Jan, 2007
Watsons to open at least 24 outlets this year. Watsons Personal Care Stores, the country's largest drug and personal care retailer in terms of the number of outlets, plans to open at least another 24 this year. .... [more] 11 Jan, 2007
New outlets, products to boost KFC revenue. KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd expects revenue to grow by 5 per cent to 8 per cent this year as it continues to set up more fast-food outlets and introduce new products. .... [more] 10 Jan, 2007
NZ Natural targets 5 more ice cream outlets. Delinatural (M) Sdn Bhd, the master franchisee for the New Zealand Natural ice cream brand in Malaysia, plans to open five more outlets nationwide this year. .... [more] 4 Jan, 2007
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