International Top 25: 4 global hot spots with untapped potential

December 16, 2016

Global expansion in the foodservice industry has become increasingly complicated.

Gone are the days when restaurant operators could focus on a select few markets, riding runaway top-line growth to double-digit returns and limitless expansion opportunities. Still, opportunities remain, but in a broader pool of consistently growing regions.

While none will offer the returns of China or the U.S. in decades past, they are all poised to offer significant long-term opportunities to the right player, with the right local strategy.

India

India is a major long-term target for restaurant chains, boasting an enormous population and a competitive restaurant chain landscape that