In a battle between Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL) and McDonald’s, an instant shocking decision has been made to shut down 43 McD outlets out of 55 in Delhi from June 30, 2017.
As per the reports, the mandatory ‘eating house licenses’ of a number of McDonald outlets has been expired. The CPRL board is currently working to obtain the license again. But meanwhile, CPRL is suspending the license and a huge number of outlets will be dysfunctional from the midnight.
“It’s unfortunate, but the operation of 43 restaurants operated by CPRL has been temporarily suspended,” stated Vikram Bakshi, the former managing director of CPRL.
The operator of the fast food chain in the north and east India, CPRLis a 50:50 venture among McDonald and Vikram Bakshi. The issue emerged when Vikram Bakshi was alleged of misconduct and dramatically dismissed in 2013. Bakshi, then initiated a legal battle over the shares and ownership of the company. There are four members on the CPRL board, Bakshi, his wife and two representatives from the American company.
McD is considered to be the most popular food outlet and the biggest fast food chain in Delhi, but now, after the decision of closure of many of its outlets, its has lost its 1st position to Dominos.
Around 1700 workers will lose their jobs by this move. but in a report, , MIPL assured, “We understand that CPRL is retaining the employees of affected restaurants and will pay them their salary during the period of suspension”.
The suspension of McD outlets is a big shock to foodies. If you are a Delhite, you’re surely going to miss McDonald’s. Let us just hope that the outlets will soon be functional again!