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McDonald's International Franchising

We have not set a firm date for the development of McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh. In the future we may take steps to open McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh and if we seek a franchisee to represent us the person will have the following characteristics.


High integrity, business experience in the market, history of success, ability to work well with a franchisor, ability to complete a training program that can take about nine months, willingness to devote full time to the McDonald's restaurant business, retail experience, knowledge of the real estate market, significant capital.


If you would like to complete an application please click on the link below and submit it to us. We will retain all information sent to us in a database and give you consideration if we take steps to develop McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh.


We sincerely appreciate your expressed interest in our company and patronage of our restaurants.


Click here to apply for a franchise in Bangladesh or select a different market in the selection box below.
 

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http://corporate.mcdonalds.com/content/corpmcd/franchising/global-franchising.html

McDonald's International Franchising

We have not set a firm date for the development of McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh. In the future we may take steps to open McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh and if we seek a franchisee to represent us the person will have the following characteristics.


High integrity, business experience in the market, history of success, ability to work well with a franchisor, ability to complete a training program that can take about nine months, willingness to devote full time to the McDonald's restaurant business, retail experience, knowledge of the real estate market, significant capital.


If you would like to complete an application please click on the link below and submit it to us. We will retain all information sent to us in a database and give you consideration if we take steps to develop McDonald's restaurants in Bangladesh.


We sincerely appreciate your expressed interest in our company and patronage of our restaurants.


Click here to apply for a franchise in Bangladesh or select a different market in the selection box below.
Well at least the application is available for a budding entrepreneur?
 

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An American-style fine-dining experience in Dhaka



Shaw’s Steakhouse sets the benchmark
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Dhakaites nowadays are increasingly becoming fond of great steaks. To match up with the demand, there has been a recent rise in the number of steak places in the city. Meanwhile, many of the existing ones have tried their luck with steaks and have added them to the menu.

However, as any steak aficionado would understand, steaks look easy to cook (like how hard can it be to grill a piece of meat, right?), but until and unless you are a seasoned chef, you will most likely go horribly wrong with it. This is what happened with a lot of restaurants. The ones that maintained quality, are rarely able to maintain the level of class or sophistication and the ambiance and environment that an ideal steakhouse requires.

What is an ideal steakhouse? Located in Gulshan 2, Shaw’s Steakhouse has an answer. As you walk in, you’ll be received with a warm welcome. The ambiance breathes luxury and speaks sheer sophistication with marble-clad floors, elegant and tasteful partitions, spacious sofas wrapped with rich leather, gleaming silverware, and sophisticated tableware. The interior is dominated by white with patches of brown and golden here and there. The terrace has an AstroTurf set on it with wooden tables delicately set for those who are looking to blow off some steam while having an incredible meal. Featured sections consists of a plush lounging area, an exclusive corporate dining section, a posh juice bar, fine dining, and the terrace. Shaw’s Steakhouse can accommodate over 130 people at a time.

The brainchild of Bishaw Sazzad, a budding young visionary entrepreneur, Shaw’s was created with an aim to fill-in for the lack of a fine dining American style Steakhouse in Dhaka. Sazzad understands the importance of quality and has focused on it since the inception of the restaurant; thus, from the food to the service to the ambiance of the restaurant are top-notch, setting high standards amongst restaurants in Dhaka.

The menu features a wide selection of authentic cuts of Steaks which are rare in Dhaka, a diverse selection of seafood dishes, spectacular appetizers, choices of mocktails and desserts. The food is prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs in a live kitchen; the meat is imported from Australia and from a local agent renowned for selling gourmet, premium meat for steaks, all the vegetables used are fresh local produces handpicked by the chefs every morning while the seafood comes from all over the world and is sourced from reputed agents. The steaks are done to customers’ preference of doneness. Every dish looks as beautiful as it tastes delectable.

All in all, Shaw’s Steakhouse is setting new benchmarks for premium, luxury, ultra-modern steakhouse in Dhaka. The food, ambiance and the overall experience is worth the price.

Source: Dhaka Tribune
 

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The Dhaka brunch guide
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The Sunday through Thursday grind hardly allows us to make time to have a good breakfast every morning. And if we do get time to whip something up, it’s usually gobbled up in a hurry. That’s where weekend brunches come in.

Weekend mornings are meant for sleeping in and if you find yourself craving something comforting and delicious when you finally wake up, brunches are a great option. You could treat yourself out for a brunch at numerous restaurants and cafés in Dhaka – a number of places offer brunch menus ranging from pancakes, crepes and waffles to deshi beef bhuna, paratha and malai chaa.

So forget waking up to your alarm clock, catch up on your sleep and savour a hearty brunch at these restaurants in Dhaka when you wake up.

George’s Café
Located in Uttara, Dhanmondi and Banani, this quaint little New York themed café offers an interesting brunch and breakfast menu consisting of hot dogs, sandwiches and baked goodies. Although the place seems to be quite low-key, George’s Café has recently turned into the ultimate hang out spot for people of all ages. Whether you want to come in alone or with a bunch of friends, this café is a good place to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, along with a variety of brunch options. The omelette of the day is quite popular – so is their buttermilk pancake, hash brown, steak and freshly made yoghurt-fruit parfait. Seasonal juices and smoothies are also available. Their brunch menu is available from 9am to 4pm on weekends and the price ranges from Tk150-450 per person.

The White Canary Café
Located on the coolest street in Dhaka (North Avenue), with the best view in town, The White Canary Café’s brunch options will surely reel your senses. They serve a wide range of signature coffees and a North American all-day brunch. The classic Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are for those who simply don’t like to stick to the quintessential breakfast, while their freshly made Red Velvet Pancakes combine cake with cream cheese that melts in with the hot pancakes. The price is also reasonable. So if you are thinking of going there with your friends or colleagues for brunch, this can be a great deal for you.

Star Kabab
Weekends are a perfect time to revitalize yourself and what’s better than having buttery parathas and naan with spicy dal fry, beef bhuna and nehari? Star Kabab is undoubtedly the best place where you can find these deshi meals. Whether you want to go alone or in a group, you can choose from a line-up of naan and parathas with eggs, mouth-watering mutton and beef bhuna, mixed vegetables, spicy dal fry and nehari, along with their famous malai chaa. Prices range from Tk20-150 per person.

Chows
A delightful eatery located in Banani, Chows is dedicated to serving the very best of Cantonese cuisine Dhaka has to offer. The menu is great, with an amazing variety of brunch items to choose from. They have the traditional English breakfast – eggs, sausage, beans, beef bacon, etc, along with pancakes and a whole bunch of Gourmet pizzas. You can also enjoy a full afternoon tea experience with your choice of pastries and dim sums, with a range of Chinese teas and special blend coffees from North End.

Bistro E
Nestled in Bay’s Edgewater, the newest landmark in Gulshan Avenue, Bistro E offers a rich array of brunch items, along with freshly brewed coffee. The Eggs Benedict with Beef Bacon – eggs poached to perfection served with butter toasted buns, topped with their special hollandaise sauce, beef bacon, grilled tomato wedges and crispy potato cakes – is surely a must-have if you’re planning to go there for brunch. Besides, they also offer a variety of other items including French Toast with Strawberry Compote, Pancakes with Seasonal Fruit Compote and Eggs Florentine. The estimated price range per person is Tk600-1,200.

Source: Dhaka Tribune
 

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its been available since 1995, yet none has been able to clinch it! Now I am afraid with the local players becoming strong the international chains will find it hard to yield higher profit margins with a premium pricing model, they finally may have to switch to their India pricing mechanisms.
 

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its been available since 1995, yet none has been able to clinch it! Now I am afraid with the local players becoming strong the international chains will find it hard to yield higher profit margins with a premium pricing model, they finally may have to switch to their India pricing mechanisms.
You make a valid point. The one company that I feel like could come and diminish local competitors would be Starbuck's, honestly.
 

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You make a valid point. The one company that I feel like could come and diminish local competitors would be Starbuck's, honestly.
Hell to the no! Starbucks will struggle in Bangladesh, one outlet in Gulshan doesnt mean anything for such businesses. Take a look at this

STARBUCKS IN INDIA IS NOT STARBUCKS ABROAD!

While speaking about the difference between Indian customers and those from other main nationalities when it comes to what they want from Starbucks, Vohra says: "Our customers, across the world, come to Starbucks for the coffee, stay for the warmth and return for the human connection. However, in the US, our peak hours are until noon, but in India, the peak hours start post noon. Overseas, people take their coffee on the way to work, whereas here, coffee has more social connotations."

Furthermore, she says, the 'on-the-go' culture is less in India as people come to Starbucks to spend time and catch up. It is a question of building people's familiarity with the brand and their coffee consuming habits, and these things evolve over time.


https://www.indiatoday.in/education...arketing-brain-growth-india-963235-2017-03-01

Rival Tata Starbucks, a unit of Starbucks in India which formed a partnership with the Tata Group, too managed to narrow its losses in FY17 to Rs 32 crore from Rs 41 crore the year ago. The company clocked net sales of `272 crore, a growth of 14% in FY17, according to filings with the registrar of companies. The company at present has 106 stores operational in the country, after some pruning of underperforming ones, especially in Delhi, since 2016.

https://www.financialexpress.com/in...arista-tata-starbucks-ccd-and-others/1103237/
 

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if they can compete within the 100-300 taka range they can make killer business and expand to tier ii cities and make money there too.
I don't think they would be able to offer any product at TK100.00. One must bear in mind that, at the end of the day, each franchisee has to pay the minimum royalty amount, even if the restaurant had zero sales that day. I'm sure the minimum royalty amount isn't a paltry sum.
 

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I don't think they would be able to offer any product at TK100.00. One must bear in mind that, at the end of the day, each franchisee has to pay the minimum royalty amount, even if the restaurant had zero sales that day. I'm sure the minimum royalty amount isn't a paltry sum.
fast food should be volume based! if they were able to come with products that fall in the 100-300 taka range mostly the volume of sales will be astounding

check out chillox and takeout these two places are taking dhaka by storm

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...=c73b472b01dd76ba261ad4f98c3e4b45&oe=5B89509A

https://www.facebook.com/chillox.dhanmondi/

and their menu is localized american food, where as the chains dont localize so much hence their success rate is lower
 

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fast food should be volume based! if they were able to come with products that fall in the 100-300 taka range mostly the volume of sales will be astounding

check out chillox and takeout these two places are taking dhaka by storm

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...=c73b472b01dd76ba261ad4f98c3e4b45&oe=5B89509A

https://www.facebook.com/chillox.dhanmondi/

and their menu is localized american food, where as the chains dont localize so much hence their success rate is lower
Yup, Takeout even opened an outlet in Sri Lanka (possibly the first Bangladeshi restaurant chain to do that..to my knowledge).
 
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