Canadian quick-service restaurant (QSR) New York Fries is continuing its international expansion with the announcement of the brand’s first location in India.
“We have had India in our expansion plans for a while but were waiting for the right partner to bring New York Fries to the Indian market,” said Craig Burt, the company’s vice-president.
The New Delhi restaurant is part of a multi-unit deal with franchisees Naveen and Anita Vasisht, Shailendar Kaushik, and Sameer Sharma. The partners, who have franchising experience with New York Fries sister brand Montana’s BBQ & Bar, plan to open 35 locations across Northern India in the next five years.
“We believe in this brand and think New York Fries will be a fantastic addition to India,” said Naveen Vasisht. “The Indian market is primed for a premium French fry. The population already loves potatoes, where 77 per cent of meals contain a potato in some form. We can’t wait to introduce India to New York Fries’ fresh cut fries and poutine.”
Established in Brantford, Ont., in 1984, New York Fries was acquired by Cara Operations (now Recipe Unlimited) in 2015. The QSR has 165 units across Canada, as well as 45 international locations in China, the U.A.E., Macau, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Panama.