McDonald’s India row: 18 outlets in Delhi resume operations
Forty-three outlets of the fast food chain in the city were shut since June because their licences were not renewed.
Eighteen of the 43 McDonald’s outlets in Delhi that were shut in June resumed operations on Tuesday after their health licences were renewed, The Times of India reported. The decision was taken on Sunday in a board meeting of Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd, which runs 169 outlets of the fast food chain in North and East India.
The 43 outlets in the Capital had been shut since June due to non-renewal of the licences. At the CPRL board meeting on Sunday, it was decided that 21 outlets would re-open, but of those, three outlets whose licences have been renewed are not operational yet.
Representatives of McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd on the board of CPRL did not attend the meeting led by former Supreme Court judge GS Singhvi, Mint reported. Singhvi was appointed as an administrator on the board by the National Company Law Tribunal.
Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd is a 50:50 joint venture between its Managing Director Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s India unit.
“This decision has been taken by the board of CPRL in the best interest of the employees, vendors, landlords and all stakeholders,” Bakshi was quoted as saying.
CPRL’s licence to run the 169 McDonald’s outlets in North and East India had ended on September 6, but 126 of them remained operational, Bakshi had said earlier.