Fast-food chain Panda Express, which serves an American-Chinese cuisine, plans to make an India entry in partnership with JSM. Mumbai based-JSM had earlier brought international chains like Hard Rock Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen into the domestic market, and is learnt to have inked a master franchise agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, which runs Panda Express.
According to sources, JSM is likely to roll out the first few outlets of Panda Express over the next six months starting with major metros. It plans to open around 50 outlets for the brand over the next five years. When contacted by TOI, JSM co-founder Jay Singh confirmed the development without giving further details. Panda Express did not respond to an emailed query by TOI.