McDonald's is finally ready to move on in India

After half a decade of uncertainty, McDonald’s can finally have its way in India. What will it do?

It was one of those unprecedented contests.

The suitors came one after the other. Every month, a new name came up in the race for the franchise rights of McDonald’s for half of India. Diversified businesses like Bird Group, the travel, hospitality and retail conglomerate, and the RP-Sanjiv Goenka group, which has a presence in industries from power to entertainment. Fast-food giants like Jubilant Foodworks, which runs Domino’s and Dunkin Donuts in India, and Westlife Development, the local partner of McDonald’s itself for south and west India.

But McDonald’s, one of the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chains, took its …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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