McDonald's reopens 13 restaurants in Delhi

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Ltd (CRPL), now wholly-owned by food service retailer McDonald’s, has re-opened 13 of its restaurants in Delhi starting 11 a.m on Sunday, a statement by McDonald’s said.

These are the first McDonald’s restaurants to be reopened after the ownership of CRPL changed hands on May 9. McDonald’s acquired Connaught Plaza Restaurants as the US-based major completed a settlement reached with former joint venture partner Vikram Bakshi.

The acquisition ended a dispute between McDonald’s and its joint venture partner with whom the former had formed CPRL, which managed the 165 McDonald’s outlets in north and east India. The reopened restaurants would provide “more customized” hospitality, “refreshed” menu boards, merchandising and packaging, said the statement. IANS

The restaurants opened on Sunday include those at the Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Aiport, Connaught Place and Nehru Place, it said. “All other restaurants remain closed, but are planned to reopen over the coming days and weeks as we complete the work needed to ensure customers receive the best possible experience when they visit us,” it said.