Buoyed by the excellent response to Dominos Pizza and Dunkin Donuts,the Jubilant FoodWorks today announced commissioning of its factor factory called commissaryat Zirakpur near Chandigarh to cater to outlets in Chandigarh,Mohali,Panchkula and the states of Punjab,Haryana,Uttarkhand,Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Ajay Kaul,CEO,Jubilant Foodworks Limited speaking to media persons here today said that the company would open more outlets in Punjab at Ludhiana,Amritsar and Jalandhar and in Chandigarh region at Chandigarh,Mohali and Panchkula. He said that of the total 9 outlets planned during 2013-14 in this region,six would be of Domino Pizza and three of Dunkin Donuts. As of now,Dominos has its stores in Himachal Pradesh at Baddi,Shimla,Solan and in Tricity at Mohali,Panchkula,Zirkpur and Chandigarh. In Uttar Pradesh its stores are at Roorkie and Saharnpur,in Uttarakhand at Dehradun,Massourie and Haridwar. In Haryana its stores are at Ambala,Kurukshetra,Karnal and Panipat and in Punjab at Amritsar,Patiala,Jalandhar,Bathinda and Ludhiana. The lone outlet is in Jammu and Kashmir state is at Jammu.
Ajay Kaul said that north India is a critical market for us and the consumers here have shown a great affinity to our brand. In the past few years,this region has seen a double digit growth in terms of system and same store growth. To cater to the rising consumer demand and to increase our footprint in the region,we are opening our first commissary in the region today. This state-of-the-art commissary,which will have cutting edge technology and a highly skilled workforce,is an extension of our commitment to cater to our loyal customers in north India. The company has at present 552 stores and it achieved a growth rate of 37 per cent in the country. However,in Punjab,it grew by 50 per cent.
The CEO said that the state-of-art commissary spans an area of 25000 square feet and is equipped with the latest technology and automated machinery,temperature controlled refrigeration and freezer units to ensure highest standards of food safety and quality. This commissary will cater to 45 Dominos stores and one Dunkin Donuts store to start with.
All the processes in the commissary have been designed complying with the regulations laid down by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The commissary will also have an in-house testing laboratory that will ensure stringent checks on the quality of materials in the production process. The facility will focus on maintaining strict process controls in all stages of production,storage and distribution.
Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (JFL) is part of Jubilant Bhartia group and Indias largest food service company,with a network of 552 Dominos Pizza stores across 118 cities. JFL & its subsidiary operate Dominos Pizza brand with the exclusive rights for India,Sri Lanka,Bangladesh and Nepal. The Company is the market leader in the organized pizza market with a 62% market share and 70%+ share in the Pizza home delivery segment in India (as per Euro monitor report 2012).The Company also has exclusive rights for developing and operating Dunkin Donuts restaurants and has launched 10 Dunkin Donuts restaurants in the country so far.