Starting KFC franchise: How to open a KFC restaurant in India?


Got business space? Starting a KFC franchise in India won't be bad! Learn how to open a KFC restaurant in India, how much capital do you need for opening KFC franchise, and other requirements.

Opening a KFC franchise in India won't be a bad start-up business idea, considering the enormous growth of the Kentucky Fried Chicken here in the last ten-twelve years. The increasing popularity of this Yum! brand has inspired a lot of businesspersons to start a KFC restaurant. In India, unfortunately for public health and fortunately for the franchise owners, general consciousness to avoid fast foods is very low. Instead, we have seen a giant leap in the sales of fast foods, and as a result the fast food retail chains are having an ever booming business. If you are thinking about opening a fast food retail shop, consider opening a KFC franchise. It is a brand you can rely on, since KFC has demonstrated steady economic prospects over the last few years. Indeed, if you want to start a KFC restaurant, you will need a good amount of capital and a large shop space, usually more than what you would have needed to open a Haldirams franchise or a Monginis franchise. Since KFC is an international brand often considered a little posh, you have to make sure that you attract high-end customers, who would be looking for a little bit of relaxing space.

Even if you have the required capital and business space, opening a KFC franchise is still no cakewalk. Your application to open KFC restaurant must be officially approved by KFC India, and if they are in no need of another franchise in your locality, they might summarily turn your proposal down (in that case, don't give up; there are several other great start-up business plans for food retailers under the sun!). Nevertheless, keep your fingers crossed, and see what are the steps of open a KFC restaurant in India, how to apply to KFC India for a franchise permit, how much money and space do you need, and other requirements. Keep reading!

Capital investments & space needed to run a KFC franchise in India


Money needed to open a KFC franchise in India: Let us accept this fact straightforward. Opening a KFC franchise requires a lot of money. Really a lot. However, you can invest that safely, since running a KFC restaurant in India where almost everyone lover burgers and chicken nuggets is always a profitable investment. According to US standards, one needs to possess liquid assets worth 360,000 US Dollars. With an average conversion rate of 50 INR per dollar, that sum mounts up to 18 million rupees. Practically, since the standard of living is lot cheaper over here, you may not need that much. Still, in the high-end areas of metro cities, you are going to need more or less 15 million rupees to start a KFC restaurant. If you plan to start in the cheaper parts of the city, you will need even less; but in that case you will have less footfalls of affluent customers who can afford to eat at a KFC. Remember, the average Indian middle and lower-middle class is not your target customer belt, and you must chose a location accordingly.

How much space do I need to open a KFC franchise?: Well, this question has no straightforward answer. It depends upon where you are trying to start your KFC restaurant. In the poshest areas of metro cities, you will need to focus on some decoration, luxury sofas, a couple corner, a family corner and so on. Kentucky Fried Chicken logo in KFC bucketHope you got my point! What I am trying to convey in a nutshell is, in the affluent areas of the city, people are looking for more space to relax and you must treat them accordingly. Your high-end customers are not going to be entertained by a shabby, clumsy restaurant.

On the other hand, if you are planning to start your KFC restaurant in a typical Indian marketplace with very high footfalls, you must make sure you won't loose your potential customers for want of space. Nobody likes to queue up in front of a restaurant and see others munching burgers lavishly for hours. Thus, if you want to open a KFC franchise in a high-footfall area, you would typcially want to have as big a restaurant as possible. However, at the same time, keep in mind that property prices or rents per square feet will be higher in dense market areas. For example if you want to run your KFC restaurant in Connaught Place or Kolkata Esplanade instead of a suburban marketplace, you might need to pay ten times as the property price or rent. Bottom line, keeping your budget in place, try to get as much space as possible. Investing in space will certainly pay off. Generally speaking, 500 square feet will be a handy space to begin in an averagely crowded locality.

How to get and submit KFC India franchise opening application form?


You can get the KFC India franchise opening application form from the official website of KFC India. Visit the official website of KFC India, click the footer link saying Alliance with Us. Select the radio button there against the option Franchise, provide your name and contact number, and sum up why you are interested to open a KFC franchise and why are you confident about running a successful KFC restaurant. Write your message formally, and boldly. Remember, this is much like writing a CV for a job!

Provide more details to KFC India as they mail back


As you submit KFC India franchise opening application form through the official website, you will probably receive an email response from the Deputy Manager (Business Development) of Yum! Restaurants India, Vishal Razdan. Congratulations if they approve your proposal straightforward. In case they refuse, don't give up hope. Considering the continuous growth of KFC franchise in India, they might need to add just another outlet in your locality. Therefore, to add your information to their database and revert back at the earliest opportunity, KFC India will ask for some details. Typically, they will ask for —

  • The city you live in
  • Total area of your city
  • Carpet area of your proposed business
  • Frontage and floor
  • Few images of your property
  • Some details about brands (both related and competing) in your locality
  • Trade area details
  • Anything else you might want to add.

For further queries, please refer to the following address or the official website of KFC India.

KFC India (Yum! Restaurants) contact address for opening KFC franchise


Vishal Razdan
Deputy Manager – Business Development
Yum! Restaurants ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.
Global Business Park
Tower D, 12 Floor
Gurgaon – 122002, India.
Email Contact: franchisee.india@yum.com
KFC India website: kfc.co.in


Comments

Guest Author: paramjeetchhibber21 Jul 2012

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Thanking you.

Author: Kumaraditya Sarkar02 Aug 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Paramjeet Ji, wish you all success in your endeavour to open a KFC franchise in Jammu. I wish that you have great success and soon your business becomes the best KFC restaurant in Jammu.

Guest Author: rahat jandyal17 Aug 2012

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Guest Author: Aamir haroon25 Aug 2012

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Guest Author: sidharth06 Sep 2012

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Guest Author: Neeraj Kumar10 Sep 2012

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Guest Author: rahul29 Sep 2012

I HAVE 3000 SQ FEET SITE IN PRIME LOCATION.I WANT TO OPEN KFC OUTLET IN JAMMU.

Author: jinashuddin30 Sep 2012 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

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Guest Author: rohit08 Oct 2012

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Guest Author: PROBIR SARKAR10 Oct 2012

I want to open KFC Restaurant at West Bengal,Burdwan. I am having good location(Near Big Bazaar) as well as strongly with money.How much invest of this Business.
Thanking U
Probir Sarkar

Guest Author: Chakradhar01 Nov 2012

Thanks for the Information, it would have been great if we had contact number to get instant reply. Anyways nice article

Cheers...

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Guest Author: Kirubakaran27 Dec 2012

Planing to open outlet in my native, please email me to proceed further.

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Guest Author: Shivdev Singh08 Jan 2013

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Guest Author: pradeep10 Jan 2013

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Guest Author: VIKRAM SINGH SIDHU10 Jan 2013

HELLO,
I AM FROM GURDASPUR(PUNJAB). I WANT TO SHOW MY LOCATION NEAR BY COLLEGES I.H.M PUSA AND ENGG. COOLEGE GOVT ETC. AREA 2000sq feet COVERED ND PARKING MORE THAN 30 CARS APPROX. UNCOVERED MORE THAN 5000sq feet.

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Author: Kavyashree D L28 Jan 2013 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

how can i contact to you

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got own space in panchkula,sector-25,main market,double stored shop,with basement,ground and first floor.,how can i opt for a franchise.

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Guest Author: ANUP AGNIHOTRI23 Feb 2013

Hello Sir/Ma'am,

I am deeply fascinated with the Brand of KFC & its positioning in Indian mindset. Truly KFC now commands the taste-bud of we Indians.

Being an established & yet growing businessman in city of Varanasi (UP) I seek eagerly the Franchise opportunity of KFC's products. Today the brand KFC needs no introduction and I am very much willing to be a part of this network.

Kindly let me know the details about requisite & how to avails the franchise opportunity of KFC.

Looking forward to hear from you.


Thanks & Regards,
Anup Agnihotri

Author: Kumaraditya Sarkar24 Feb 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Dear Mr. Agnihotri, please go to http://www.kfc.co.in/contactus.php, select Franchise radio button and leave your message to them. Mention your business area (high or medium footfalls etc.), total carpet area, investment budgets, other food chains in the vicinity and so on. If they are pleased with your application, they will contact you back.

Guest Author: vinoth27 Feb 2013

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Guest Author: Saravanan04 Mar 2013

Hi,
I would like to open a KFC restaurant in Chennai(Ambattur), please let me know there is any possibilities, and also about the investments as well.

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Author: Asif Ahmad13 Dec 2013 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 3

hello,
with due respect, i Asif ahmad resident of srinagar kashmir. Sir, i'm intresting to run a kfc in my locality as here people in the valley is very fond of Kfc but still could't taste as there is no way near the single branch of kfc in the whole valley. so it is requested to your goodself to guide me and say me about the terms and conditions. and i can provide all availability wheather in terms of space, fess, better site.
mob: +91 9906535767
email: asifbhat077@gmail.com
thank you.



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