Pollo TropicalÂ® has entered into its first franchise development agreement outside the Western Hemisphere â€“ a 10-unit deal to bring the popular quick-casual chain of tropical flame-grilled chicken restaurants to northern India. This marks the brandâ€™s 11th international franchised market, extending its presence beyond the Latin America and Caribbean trade regions.
Delhi-based Paramount Cuisines Pvt. Ltd. committed to open a minimum of 10 Pollo Tropical locations in the National Capital Region, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh between 2013 and 2016. Paramount Cuisines is a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a private ISO 9001:2008-certified company with roots in precision instruments manufacturing. Manjit Singh Saini, Paramountâ€™s CEO, represented the company at a recent signing ceremony at the Pollo Tropical headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Pollo Tropicalâ€™s expansion to India is the culmination of a yearlong effort that began with its participation in the U.S. Department of Commerce-sponsored Franchise Trade Mission to India.