Sayaji group which owns the restaurant chain 'Barbeque Nation', has plans to go international. Sayaji plans to expand its Barbeque Nation chain into the Dubai, Australia and New Zealand this year. The property which will be launched in Dubai would be owned by Sayaji Group and they are looking for partners in Australia and New Zealand. The brand already owns 38 outlets in India, and will increase it by 10 to 12 in 2014.
Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, Hitesh Varma, chief executive officer - business hotels, Sayaji Hotels, said, “We will be starting our first Barbeque nation in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Also we have plans to increase the number of Barbeque Nations in India by around 10 to 12 more outlets. We are also planning to take our other signature restaurants like Mediterra and Chopstick City outside Indore and open new outlets in Mumbai and Pune as these two cities have good potential.”
Amit Kumar Sharma, food and beverage manager, Pune, Sayaji hotels and Barbeque Nation, said, “We have got an overwhelming response for our signature restaurant 'Barbeque Nation'. In Barbeque Nation Pune, the customers have to book a table one or two days in advance, this is the scenario in most of our outlets. This year we will launch our first international outlet and increase our outlets in India as well.”
When asked about the investment, he refrained from commenting as the plans are still under discussion.