Food Franchises in India

Food franchising business has been becoming known to almost all country, particularly in India.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI and the Confederation on Indian Food Trade and Industry or CIFTI, along with Asia’s integrated franchise company, release a report regarding India’s food franchising status.

The report presents an overview of the current status of food franchising in India, as well as the different factors that affects it. According to the statistic, franchising rate in India is at 38 percent every year and continuously growing. It has a market size of about 7.2 billion US dollars and probably will rise for up to 20 billion US dollars by the year 2013. Today, there are over 1200 franchise opportunities all over India and an estimated 100,000 franchisors. These franchises comprise of 200 food and beverages franchises, beauty salons and cosmetics franchises, shoes and apparels, retailing stores, business services, and travel and tours.

Also, according to the statistics, over 408 franchisors were situated in Delhi NCR, 386 in Western India, particularly in Mumbai and Gujarat, 250 on South India, most particularly in Bangalore and Chennai, and 58 in the Eastern region, specifically in Kolkata.

Franchising Trends

Franchising business is considered to be the leading business in India. It is believed that almost 30 percent of the newly established businesses in India are franchised business. There are roughly 18,000 franchised restaurants in the whole India while there are only 2500 businesses that run by a company. It is estimated that 17 percent of food and beverages businesses were being franchised. Today, there are almost 1200 franchisors in India. 150 of this come from the food and beverages business.

Benefits of the Food Franchising Report

The 2009 Food Franchising Report was made so as to give entrepreneur and businessmen a view on the current trend in franchising business. It also encourages other companies and businesses start their own franchise. The first part of it talks about the increasing economic status of India, as well as its recent food consumer market. It says that almost 51 percent of businesses come from the food industry. 54 percent of it is situated in the rural area while 42 are in the urban area. The second part of it talks about the situation of the franchise business in India. It is estimated that almost 35 to 38 percent of India’s franchising division are continuously increasing each year. The report also talks about what is happening in the food service sector in India. It is believed that 11 billion US dollars are coming from the food service sector but some says that they want less than eight percent of it. Also, the report says that all other business, such as food service business, needs a well-established support system for it to work well.


  • norman sharma said on April 12, 2011
    I am a South African and travel every year to India and noticed that there is no KFC in the busy area of Karol Bagh , New Delhi.Is there a reason for this ? Was there one opened and was unsuccessful?
  • Vinay Yadav said on June 1, 2011
    I have keen interest in starting a fast food or coffee, beverages franchise. My Qualification - B.E(Electronics) and M.B.A It would be very kind ,if you tell me everything about franchise business - how to start, procedure ,ways of doing ,etc., how funds can be arranged ie., bank loans and their documents requirements. Location : city - Nagpur State - Maharashtra, country - INDIA
  • Alok said on November 7, 2011
    Hi, we have many prime locations Shikandarpur Metro station Gurgoan, foot fall is min 1Lac/day. want to have a franchises of Mac-D, Pizza Hut or Subways. Thanks Alok
  • sudip samaddar said on February 28, 2012
    West bengal , Kolkata. How many new franchise signs up every year in India? From where to get the information. Regards, Sudip
  • Rajiv Goyal said on April 13, 2012
    We are going to going to open a FOOD COURT & four star hotel on NH 1 (Ambala -Delhi G.R. Road) near Ambala Cantt. Our main focus is near town and highway customer. We want business associates who can open branded outlets at our food court with mutual understandable business terms. Regards, Rajiv Goyal (
  • s nilofer rahi said on September 21, 2012
    In Hyderabad, I would like to open the Franchise, plz let me know the details once.
  • sachin patel said on February 28, 2013
    India state of gujarat di anand city vv nager i am interested small fast food franchise my on shop good location near school & collage & main road lots of parking space please contacts me my email id thanks my mobile 9898055219
  • harsh patel said on March 11, 2013
    Hi, i would like to start any food franchise in rajkot(gujarat) which is the best one for me to open it. You can mail me on my e-mail id
  • parveen berry said on May 29, 2013
    I own a petrol pump in jalandhar punjab and have a built up area of 10000sq feet on main hi way & Want to start good food outlet in this place . please send me details in this regard. thanks
  • rahul beginner adviser said on July 23, 2013
    @praveen - Sir, do contact for any franchise detail :- 9650044664

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  • Prameet Kumar said on November 8, 2013
    Hi I would like to start a food franchise in Aligarh city. I have many prime location in Aligarh city
  • sahil said on February 17, 2014
    Wanna start a franchised outlet anywhere in india , feel free to call on 9322522856
  • amit garg said on February 17, 2014
    I want to open one in suncity mall, hisar, haryana
  • Ashutosh said on May 8, 2014
    Hi, I wants to open a good food chain restaurant near delhi. Please suggest
  • kalpesh katariya said on June 16, 2016
    hello sir, i am interested to start the food franchise so plzzz inform me how start this. ahmedabad, gujarat, india. my nmbr:- 8530208643


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