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Barcelos aims at 30 eateries by 2021


Kolkata: International casual dining restaurant Barcelos, now operating in 18 countries, has finned up plans to set up over 30 outlets in India by 2021, with a projected turnover of Rs 200 crore, a top company official said.

“As part of our expansion plans, we intend to set up 6-8 more outlets this year in tier-1 cities, including Mumbai and Jaipur,” Barcelos business head Rohit Malhotra told PTI at the launch of its third outlet here.

“With a steady growth in the food and beverages segment in India, we see great opportunity for Barcelos, which started its journey in Pretoria in 1993 and visualise 30 outlets in India by 2021.”

Malhotra said the group was projecting a Rs 200 crore turnover in India by 2021. Malhotra confirmed that the Kolkata outlet, the third after New Delhi and Gurgaon, will serve authentic Afro-Portuguese cuisine.

“After Delhi, Kolkata was on top of our list as the city boasts of well-travelled people having been introduced to global cuisine. And we will not be compromising with the basic taste of delicacies, but we are adding 45 per cent menu for our Indian consumers as per local demand. We are adding fish with our menu for the first time in India which we will be procuring locally.”

With the decor retaining Portuguese-European architecture as evident in over 120 Barcelos outlets all over the world, the logo and interior will largely retain that effect with local feel.

Coming to the Barcelos name, Malhotra said, it has nothing to do with Barcelona. Instead, Barcelos is a small town in Portugal which used to be a village some years ago, and the interiors reflect the journey of the restaurant chain all over the globe.”

Indranil Roy Chowdhury and Kaushik Roy Chowdhury, directors of Trivia Food and Beverages, who hold the exclusive right of the brand Barcelos in eastern region, said they were hopeful of the chain notching up a large share in the hospitality sector and spreading its wings in other important cities.

Source: Financial Chronicle
(Photo: blog.sagmart)

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