NEW DELHI: Even because it faces closures inside the United Kingdom, restaurants began through British superstar chef Jamie Oliver will preserve to enlarge in India, via their neighborhood master franchise partner for the country, Dolomite Restaurants, stated a pinnacle govt on the organization.
Earlier this week, Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy safety main to the closure of twenty-two eating places in the United Kingdom, amid growing opposition that made commercial enterprise unviable for the eating places commercial enterprise started by means of Oliver.
However, the financial ruin method isn’t anticipated to affect overseas restaurants that run in various markets. According to a record in BBC, the chef’s global restaurant chains Jamie’s Italian, Jamie’s Pizzeria and Jamie’s Deli will continue to run as standard.
In India, the eating place chain operates eating place formats—Jamie’s Pizzeria, and Jamie’s Italian thru Dolomite Restaurants, this is the master franchisee for the Jamie Oliver restaurants codecs in India. Its contemporary shareholders encompass London-based International Market Management (IMM) and nearby Indian partner Hunch Ventures.
Dolomite will upload five more shops below the Jamie’s Pizzeria and Jamie’s Italian logo over the next few months, taking the whole restaurant matter to twelve up from the present day 7, said Jasper Reid, CEO, IMM, and managing director, Dolomite Restaurants.
“We are inside the manner of zeroing on 5 web sites currently. Dolomite will retain to invest in the commercial enterprise right here,” Reid stated in an interview with Mint.
Jamie’s logo of restaurants opened in India in 2015. While its smaller layout Pizzeria eating place started out in a mall in Gurugram; Jamie’s Italian, a bigger, extra premium eating format opened doorways in Delhi.
Reid added that restaurant closures returned inside the UK haven’t any impact at the chain’s remote places franchises. “The worldwide commercial enterprise is absolutely independent of the United Kingdom business,” he stated.
India’s food carrier enterprise’s marketplace length at ₹423,865 crore and sees the participation of some of the world’s biggest meals groups together with Yum! Brands, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Subway amongst others.
“We’re seeing a great call for food services in the Indian marketplace, however, it is absolutely beneath-serviced presently, even as the UK marketplace is oversupplied,” Reid added. As a result, “we’re bullish available on the market here, we’ve got the capital to scale up the enterprise.”
Going ahead, Reid added that the chain ought to observe markets inclusive of Bengaluru and Chandigarh other than the present markets of Delhi-NCR and Mumbai.
A strong increase within the united states of America’s meals transport market is likewise making Reid explore shipping partnerships with food aggregators here. “We already are seeing an amazing demand however we are able to build it in a massive manner via nearby partnerships,” he brought.
The restaurant closures inside the UK are probable to effect a 1,000 jobs there.
Oliver who surged to repute through hosting the famous meals show Naked Chef and authored several cookbooks started out Jamie’s Italian in 2008. However, Oliver’s eating place enterprise has been in turmoil inside the UK during the last years.
Last year it shuttered 12 eating places in Britain.