India Offers Opportunities, Challenges for U.S. Restaurants

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “As expansion markets for U.S.-based foodservice chains go, India is “still more of a long term play,” according to Chicago-based foodservice analyst Michael Schaefer of business intelligence firm Euromonitor International. Still, Schaefer says certain restaurant segments — specifically coffee and pizza — are taking off in the country with a population about four times the size of the United States.”

“Schaefer recently spoke with Nation’s Restaurant News about the structure of foodservice in India, as well as the challenges and opportunities for the industry there, in a timely interview as chains including Taco Bell, Chili’s and Quiznos begin heading to India.”