Competent To Set Up Cine-cum-food Chain

New Delhi: | Updated: Oct 31 2002, 05:30am hrs
The Rs 450-crore Competent Group of Companies, engaged in the business of automobile dealership, construction and film distribution, has decided to diversify into the development of a chain of cinema theatres under the brand name 3Cs (implying Competent Cine Court). Beginning with Delhi, the company will set up 3Cs in Lucknow and Amritsar in the short term. The group is also identifying properties in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore for further expansion.

Competents first project in Delhia 325-seater, single-screen cinema hall with a six-brand food courtis said to have entailed an investment of around Rs 18-20 crore. The project is said to have been financed by group internal accruals.

3Cs six food retailing brands (roped in through strategic alliance) in the Food Court are: McDonalds, Barista, Chopsticks Express, Diva Cafe, Tikk-A-Wrap (London) and Dosa Express (Sri Lanka).

Says Competent Group of Companies chairman and managing director Raj Chopra: 3Cs proposition is to offer a combination of good food and good entertainment under one roof. The Food Court concept allows different members of family to opt for different kind of food from the best brands under one common dining space.