Indian coffee shop SardarBuksh changes name after Starbucks suit

INDIA - Delhi based coffee firm SardarBuksh has agreed to change its name after the Delhi High Court ruled that its name rhymed with that of the American coffee company, Starbucks. SardarBuksh will run its business under the trademark Sardarji-Bakhsh, even though its logo, which like Starbuck's is a circle of green and black with…

Everstone to sell a minority stake in the quick-service chain Burger King India

ASIA - Everstone Capital, India’s investment firm which operates the franchise Burger King plans to sell 20% of its stake in the quick service restaurant chain, reports ET Retail. While Everstone holds about 88% of Burger King India, the parent Burger King Worldwide holds 12% stake in the restaurant. According to two people familiar with…

Burger King opens 80th restaurant in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, Burger King has opened its 80th restaurant in Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa surpassing Grand Parade Investments’ (GPI) ambition to reach 75 stores for the iconic food brand. This is a continuation by the empowerment company to roll out more stores in the…

GPI reduces part of 18.5% stake in Spur to focus on Burger King franchise

SOUTH AFRICA - The food and gaming firm, Grand Parade Investments (GPI) is reducing part of 18.5% stake it holds in the steakhouse restaurant chain Spur Corporation as it shifts focus to its global hamburger franchise, Burger King SA. According to the Business Report, the sudden move to focus on the Florida-based chain of fast…

Franchisor targets 100 Burger King stores by end of 2018

SOUTH AFRICA - Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments (GPI), which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King by the end of June 2018. GPI – which has opened 70 Burger King stores across SA since securing the master franchise deal…