Hyderabad, Jun 24 (UNI) McDonald's India (Hardcastle Restaurants) today opened its sixth restaurant at HPCL Retail outlet, A S Rao Nagar, in Hyderabad.
This outlet, spread over an area of 2,700 sq feet with a total seating capacity of 110 people, was a part of strategic tie up between McDonald's and HPCL to set up and operate outlets at petrol pumps, a company release said here.
McDonald's would also open two more restaurants at select HPCL retail outlets in Mumbai and Bangalore.
HPCL Executive Director (Retail) S P Chaudhry said ''our research has shown that one of the key needs of customer is hygienic food at the retail outlets. The corporation has entered into several strategic alliances with authoritative partners in the non-fuel arena.'' Mr Amit Jatia, Managing Director, Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited, said, ''with this alliance, we will be present at HPCL retail outlets both within the city and on the highways, hence we will definitely increase our penetration in the market and we hope to capture the traffic on the highways and within the cities as well.'' UNI VA DS 1723