Out of the 430 fast food outlets in the country, McDonalds has terminated 169 of the franchisee agreement. They have alleged the breach of contract terms and defaulted payments by the operator of the franchisee in north and east India.
McDonald’s India operates here through 2 franchisees. They have terminated the agreement with one of them, Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL), where the fast food chains estranged franchise partner Vikram Bakshi holds 50 per cent stake.The termination notice barred CPRL from using McDonald’s brand at any of the 169 outlets, which employ thousands of staff. As part of termination CPRL is ceased to use McDonald’s name, system, trademark, designs and its associated intellectual property, among others within 15 days of the termination notice.