KFC to open in Cambodia


Malaysia’s QSR to open KFC outlets in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR: QSR Brands Bhd is expanding its restaurant business under the KFC brand to Cambodia.

The first outlet is expected to be operational in Phnom Penh by year-end, said chairman Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim during a press conference to announce the new venture Thursday.

The group plans to open four outlets initially in the capital as well as in major towns. This would be followed by two new restaurants every year.

The expansion to Cambodia involves setting up a joint venture company with two local partners, Royal Group of Companies Ltd and Rightlink Corp Ltd. QSR will hold 55% while Royal Group and Rightlink have 35% and 10% respectively.

QSR’s initial investment is about US$3mil (RM10.5mil), which will be funded internally.

The group is hopeful that Cambodia would contribute profitably in the first year. "Everyone likes to eat chicken," Muhammad Ali said, adding that the country has a population of more than 14 million.

Presently, overseas operations, namely Singapore and Brunei, contribute about 15% of revenue.

If this latest venture proves to be successful, the group will consider expanding the Pizza Hut and Ayamas brands to Cambodia as well, Muhammad Ali said.

He noted that besides Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos also did not have the KFC presence.

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7 thoughts on “KFC to open in Cambodia

  1. Great news! Thanks Denith.It appears that more and more investors and entrepreneurs continue to take interest in Cambodia. This mean more and mode jobs for the people.While I have no objection against foreigner\’s food chain businesses, it is, nonetheless, an avenue for foreigner to spread their influences and propaganda in Cambodia. Thus, the government should be prepared to restrict such exercises in order to preserve the Khmer culture and tradition.God blesses all,

  2. Yeah, Me too, I am 100% for Japanese fast food. I love their fried noodle. I think it is the same as Chinese\’s but with a touch of sweet in it, LOL. Hey Denith, can you find out what they served in the one that you found in the Paragon Market, and if it is expensive or not. I am just curious.

  3. Hmm… I remembered they served Sushi and i saw some kind of dish of rice. I mean, they serve what Japanese are about. The price is not so high for you.

  4. Hmm… I remembered they served Sushi and i saw some kind of dish of rice. I mean, they serve what Japanese are about. The price is not so high for you.

  5. Hmm… I remembered they served Sushi and i saw some kind of dish of rice. I mean, they serve what Japanese are about. The price is not so high for you.

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