Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. rose to a record after the Indian franchisee of Domino’s Pizza Inc. said it plans to add 70 stores in the year ending March to tap demand for pizzas and western food in the South Asian country.
Jubilant, which operates 320 Domino’s Pizza stores in India, will also spend as much as 60 million rupees ($1.3 million) to set up three outlets in neighboring Sri Lanka, Ajay Kaul, Jubilant’s chief executive officer, told reporters in New Delhi today. The company is considering alliances with other global food brands, though it hasn’t signed any deal, he said.
Shares climbed 14 percent, the most since April 7, to 420 rupees in Mumbai, the highest closing level since their debut in February. The stock gained as much as 15 percent earlier on the Bombay Stock Exchange.