US-based Pizza chain Sbarro plans almost three-fold increase in its store count to 50 in the country in two years through multiple business models. "We plan to have 50 outlets in two years. We will expand our presence in the country through multiple business models," Jyoti International Foods CEO Akhil Puri told PTI.
At present, there are 17 Sbarro outlets in the country. Sbarro has three franchise partners in India -- Jyoti International Foods (JIFPL), which runs outlets in the North and East India, Upper Crust Foods in Maharashtra and White Planet in South India.
Puri said that they are looking at setting up smaller kiosk like outlets called 'Pizza By Slice' in high footfall areas such as malls, tech parks and metro stations. Under pizza-by-slice concept, customers can order only a piece of pizza and not a full sized one. Other formats that the company will use in the country are flagship stores and delivery outlets. Sbarro has over 800 outlets in 33 countries.