Taco Bell Thailand is scheduled to launch in Bangkok early next year.
Thoresen Thai Agencies, which also holds the Thailand franchise for Taco Bell’s sister brand Pizza Hut, is planning to open the restaurant in Mercury Ville mall on the BTS Chidlom stop. The firm has already begun scouting for employees for the outlet.
Taco Bell’s International president Liz Williams is leading the franchise on a broad expansion campaign, with progress currently being made in India, Brazil, and Spain among others where the brand has strong franchisees.
Thoresen Thai’s CEO Chalermchai Mahagitsiri said that Taco Bell Thailand should do well in the territory as “the strong flavours meet the palate of Asian people.”
Taco Bell’s owner Yum Brands operates around 7000 restaurants worldwide, predominantly based in the US, bringing in US$10 billion sales per year.
Inside Retail Asia