The Dossier

The Dossier

In a recent interview with the Forbes magazine, Amit Jatia, Vice Chairman of Westlife Development, talked about McDonald’s focus on the long term goals and strategies to evolve with consumer trends. McDonald’s philosophy, according to Jatia, is to constantly develop new markets. However, he believes that one cannot rush into…More

Good Food Stories

Western fast food in India is attracting a lot of interest a little over 20 years after McDonald’s opened its doors. Global brands have started testing out the QSR space, serving up new choices for customers. Amit Jatia, Vice-Chairman- Westlife Development, McDonald’s master franchisee in west and south India, believes…More

The Dossier

Careful planning and management went into making one of the most sophisticated supply chains in India. McDonald’s entry into India is the focal point at which the food supply industry has a clear and distinguishable before and after. Radhakrishna Foodland (P) Ltd. dedicated time and effort to study and understand…More

The Dossier

Are you hiring the best talent or the most effective talent? Is there a difference between the two? We will try and get to the bottom of this conundrum with some expert opinion from Ms. Seema Arora Nambiar, VP People Resources, McDonald’s India –West & South. Ms. Nambiar says that…More

Good Food Stories

McDonald’s is now going for great expansion plans – aiming to open 30-40 outlets in the West and South each year” – according to Westlife Development Vice Chairman Amit Jatia, in an interview with Deccan Herald. McDonald’s in West and South India has reached about 250 restaurants today, a figure…More

Coffee Tales

If you are in Bengaluru, walk into a McDonald’s outlet, grab a masala grill burger and pickup a cappuccino, latte or mocha from its brand new cafe counter. Three McCafes are already up and running in Bengaluru. Smita Jatia, Managing Director of Hardcastle Restaurants, says.“With the launch of McCafe, we…More

Sunrise Hash

McDonald’s plans to hire as many as 12,000 employees in the coming five years across the country. With the current strength of 7,500 employees, McDonald’s is aiming to expand its network and create more jobs. Seema Arora Nambiar, Senior Director, Peoples Resources, Hardcastle Restaurants, says, “With plans to open 175-250…More

The Dossier

A whopping 96% of McDonald’s India products and supplies are sourced from Indian suppliers – be it those crisp, fresh lettuce or the golden French fries. And ensuring that products reach nice and fresh without the strain of the journey is a cold chain that McDonald’s India has set up…More

Sunrise Hash

Smita Jatia, MD of McDonald’s India, west & south said the launch of McCafé brand is a major step in its beverage growth strategy “We see a huge potential here and will continue to expand our beverages platform to serve as one stop destination for all customers across all day…More