Boldly going: the exotic ‘frontier’ markets that intrepid investors are tipping for take-off

It was 15 years ago that academics began to predict a shift in economic power from the old order of developed economies to the newly named “Bric” nations. Ever since, Brazil, Russia, India and China have been regarded as the coming powers, blessed with young populations, fast-urbanising societies and natural resources to fuel rapid growth. But the Bric […]

Asia World opens new Yangon airport terminal

Asia World Group has opened the first phase of a new airport terminal in Yangon that will be capable of handing up to 20 million passengers a year when complete, with US fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken the first international restaurant confirmed to open in the new space. Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), an Asia […]

Pastamania launches on Inya Road

Singapore’s Italian food franchise, Pastamania, has officially opened its doors in Yangon – adding more pasta to the menu of foreign food now on offer in the city. The last few years have seen an influx of international competition in Myanmar’s food and beverage industry, from the arrival of American fried chicken giant KFC to […]

Pizza Hut opens in Yangon

US-based Pizza Hut has launched in Yangon and stated that it would create over 500 jobs in the next few years. It is a joint venture between Pizza Hut Myanmar, the City Mart Holding Co Ltd and Jardine Restaurant Group. Jardine is one of the top restaurant groups and has opened 680 Pizza Hut and […]

Retail Market in Yangon 1H, 2015

Subscribe to our Myanmar Property Mailing List and get notified immediately whenever we have a new report Research & Forecast Report Yangon | Retail Market 1H 2015 Global F&B chains flock to Yangon The presence of international F&B chains, through franchise agreements, strengthened over the past year with Kentucky Fried Chicken opening as the first […]

The Colonel comes to Myanmar

Yoma Strategic Holdings will soon offer Myanmar’s fast food lovers the chicken The Colonel made famous with his secret recipe of 11 different herbs and spices. The Singapore-listed company has announced plans to bring the US fast food chain, KFC, into the country, making it the first international fast food retailer in the long-isolated nation. […]

KFC spreads its wings in Myanmar

Yangon – Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is poised to become the first major US fast food retailer in Myanmar, the company’s local business partner announced on Tuesday, as the long-isolated nation braces for an influx of international food outlets. The fried chicken retailer, one of the world’s largest restaurant chains, plans to open its first […]

Crunch Time for Copycats?

YANGON — Imagine for a moment a billboard in downtown Yangon that reads “Kandawgyi Fried Chicken… It’s finger lickin’ good!” Kentucky Fried Chicken will soon enter Yangon’s fast food market, and you can be sure the company will be concerned about preventing any upstart business using words or images similar to its trademarked brand. But […]

KFC finally made it to Myanmar via Yoma Strategic Holdings

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. This morning Yum! Brands announced that they are launching the first KFC outlet via Yoma Strategic Holdings (YSH) in 2015. After many false starts and even a much publicised taste test in May 2013 in Inya Lake Hotel […]