Case Study

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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
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 McDonald’s India in 2010 – In 2010, McDonald’s India plans to open 40 more outlets. The company has also earmarked a budget of Rs 50-60 crore to market its new products and initiatives for consumers. Its new marketing campaign is titled – ‘Har Chotti Khushi Ka Celebration’ – in other words ‘celebrate little joys of life’ where it positions McDonald’s as a venue for enriching life of consumers. In South India, McDonald’s has 29 outlets and plans to add 10 more by end of 2010.
 Taco Bell in India – In March 2010, Taco Bell, the Mexican specialty chain owned by US-based fast food brands operator Yum! Restaurants launched its first outlet in Bangalore, India. The company which also operates brands like Pizza Hut and KFC plans for contract farming to open up to 100 outlets by 2015 and also expand into Tier-II and -III Indian cities eventually.
 Local Vegetarian Menu: In India, McDonald’s does not offer pork or beef-based products. It’s menu is more than 50 per cent vegetarian. The fast food retail chain has separate production lines and processes for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings.
 High Real-Estate costs in India: In many countries, in a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) a customer comes in, buys and then leaves. This is known as a revolving door concept. But an Indian customer believes in a


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