VAUGHAN, Ont. — New York Fries will open its first franchise in New Delhi, India this summer as part of a multi-franchise deal with Naveen and Anita Vasisht, Shailendar Kaushik and Sameer Sharma, who plan to open 35 restaurants across Northern India in the next five years.
“We believe in this brand and think New York Fries will be a fantastic addition to India,” says Naveen Vasisht. “The Indian market is primed for a premium French fry. The population already loves potatoes — 77 per cent of meals contain a potato in some form. We can’t wait to introduce India to New York Fries’ fresh-cut fries and poutine.”
“We’ve had India in our expansion plans for a while, but were waiting for the right partner to bring New York Fries to the Indian market,” says Craig Burt, vice-president, New York Fries. “Naveen, Anita, Shailendar and Sameer all bring a strong business acumen, an intimate knowledge of the Indian market, and operating experience in the restaurant industry, including five years as franchisees with our sister brand, Montana’s BBQ & Bar. We’re thrilled to have them as part of our international team, growing the New York Fries brand around the globe.”