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McDonald’s – Business Strategy in India Case Study Abstract This case study discusses how McDonald’s India managed to buck the trend in a struggling economy, its early years and business strategy to get more out of its stores in India. The case also briefly discusses how McDonald’s adapted to local culture in India, its localization and entry strategy, its strong supply chain and pricing strategy. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. McDonald’s entry into India 3. Exhibit I: McDonald’s – Country – Entry Year 4. The Indian Market – Top 10 per cent of the busiest markets globally 5. Localization Strategy 6. McDonald’s JV in India 7. Initial Challenges – ‘Culturally Sensitive’ Food 8. Understanding Indian Customs and Culture 9. An…show more content…
 The most important meal for QSRs- Morning Meals (Breakfast):According to market research company, the NPD Group, breakfast accounted for nearly 60 per cent of the restaurant industry’s traffic growth over the past five years in the U.S. Quick service restaurants sold 80 per cent of the over 12 billion morning meals served at US restaurants for the year ending in March 2010.  OOH Branding: According to Rameet Arora, senior director – marketing, McDonald’s India (West and South), McDonald’s India may be the largest out-of-home branding (OOH) in the country. McDonald’s India has restarted OOH (out-of-home branding) after a 7 to 8 year break to reach to their target group.  Employees and Customers: In India, McDonald’s employs 5,000 people and serves half a million customers a day via its 169 family restaurants. McDonald’s has 85,000 employees and serves 2.5 million customers a day in the UK.  KFC – New Menu “Streetwise” – In February 2011, KFC, the fast food retail chain announced a new menu called “Streetwise” to offer products at more affordable prices to attract the college crowd. KFC has around 108 stores in India and Streetwise would help it compete better against McDonald’s youth brand offering in India (products priced at Rupees 20). KFC’s products were typically priced between Rs 65 and Rs 500 but with the new menu – between Rs 25 and Rs 100. Tags: Eating-out market, Entry Strategy, Fast-food Retailing, India, McDonalds, Quick Service

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