Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd, which manages McDonald’s operations in west and south India, is reportedly investing Rs 750 crore over the next few years to renovate the existing 202 outlets and also expand the chain’s retail network. In addition, the company is also proposing to expand the 41-outlet-strong McCafe format across the region.
McDonald’s has expanded its McCafé network — which it launched in India in 2013 — across 41 restaurants in six cities of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Pune and Bengaluru over the past year. The format, which offer a cafe menu mix, offers additions to the standard McDonald’s menu. The chain is now reportedly aiming to reach out with a range of premium speciality coffee including cappuccino, latte, iced mocha and frappe.
Hardcastle Restaurants serves around 185 million customers, annually, at its 202 McDonald’s restaurants across 24 cities in Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and parts of Madhya Pradesh. It provides direct employment to over 7,500 employees. It operates through various formats including standalone restaurants, drive-thru’s, 24/7, McDelivery, and Dessert Kiosks. The menu features burgers, finger foods, wraps, and hot and cold beverages besides a wide range of desserts.