Sbarro franchise continues its international expansion
Sbarro, one of the nation's leading quick-service Italian restaurant companies, announced recently that it had signed a franchise agreement to open 15 restaurants in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is, therefore, continuing its international expansion having concluded international agreements with leading franchisees over the past six years to open restaurants in Europe, Russia, Asia, India, the Middle East, South and Central America and Caribbean.
Jim Greco, president and CEO of Sbarro, commented, "We could not be more pleased to partner with Rashmi and Manoj Balwani to expand Sbarro's presence in India. Now is a time of tremendous growth and opportunity in the region and Rashmi and Manoj bring deep expertise in India's burgeoning QSR sector and a proven track record. Over the past six years, Sbarro has significantly increased its international footprint, a credit to the depth and breadth of expertise of our international team and our focus on serving as a true partner to our franchisees."
Based in Melville, New York, Sbarro is one of the world's leading Italian quick service restaurant concepts and largest shopping mall-focused restaurant concepts. Sbarro currently has a network of over 1,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries. (kbp)
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