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November 11, 2022 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone announced today the signing of a Master Franchise agreement with Village Food Courts (VFC), a Village Groupe company, to expand the brand in the Republic of India. The agreement, spearheaded by VFC principles Deepak Kumar Sharma and Suraj Arora, gives the company the opportunity to launch both brands exclusively within VFC’s food court venues and select delivery kitchens throughout the republic of India over the next five years.
“Over the past decade, Indians have begun experimenting with different international cuisines and there is a great demand for high-quality American brands to offer world-class food options to consumers,” said Suraj Arora, Managing Partner of VFC. “Capriotti’s and Wing Zone fit perfectly into our portfolio of premium food concepts and with our development plans, we plan to scale quickly to offer Indian consumers authentic hand-crafted sandwiches and chicken wings.”
Village Food Courts is a co-fooding platform offering multiple branded food options within local shopping centers and on major highways.
Key consumer features of Village Food Courts include a virtual reality arcade (offering latest games & entertainment options), regional delicacies and sweets, top QSR brands offering burgers, coffee, ice cream and pizza, a weekly farmers market (certified organic produce sourced directly from local farms), on-site bakery, cold press juices & spices, honey studio (raw honey sourced directly from beekeepers), on-site fresh meats and a 24/7 convenience store (offering gourmet supplies).
“We are very excited to be working with such a great team to expand both brands together in Republic of India,” said David Bloom, Chief Development and Operating Officer for Capriotti’s and Wing Zone. “We have been working closely with VFC for many months to ensure we are prepared to develop successfully.”
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s has a nightly tradition of slow-roasting whole, all-natural turkeys in-house and hand-shredding them each morning to feature in a variety of subs. This includes The Bobbie, the shop’s acclaimed best-seller, made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo on a soft roll. Founded in 1993, Wing Zone is an international fast-casual restaurant franchise known for its cooked-to-order, flavor-fused chicken wings, and tenders.
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