Chicken Cottage will be opened by third quarters of 2015 with Terengganu as pioneer franchise

International standard halal franchise, "Chicken Cottage", that has been purchased by Malaysia - Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd (Terengganu Inc), aims to open 240 new branches before 2020.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, who is also the Chairman of Terengganu Inc, stated this at the signing of a "shareholders agreement" between representatives of TI Overseas Resources Ltd and Global F&B Management Inc, as well as TI Global Food Management Ltd (TIGFML) here today.

He said the state government through its subsidiary TIGFML and joint venture partner Global Food Brands Inc, has taken over the business of Chicken Cottage Ltd (CCL), a brand based in Croydon, London.
"Through the takeover of 70 per cent of the business interest at an investment of RM25 million in February, we now hold the 'master franchise' for the halal food restaurant chain.

"TIGFML has drafted a five-year (2015-2019) strategic master plan, where we aim to open 150 new Chicken Cottage franchises in the Asia Pacific market, including Malaysia.

"Another 90 new franchises will be opened in Europe, including the United Kingdom (UK)," he told reporters.

Also present at the signing was State Secretary Datuk Mazlan Ngah, State Financial Adviser Datuk Osman Muda and Exco members.

Through the shareholders agreement, TIGFML will take over the management of Chicken Cottage which has expanded to become one of the biggest halal food chains in the UK with 120 branches globally.
Ahmad Razif said the takeover would enable the company to spread its wings to the Middle East, Africa, India, China and Australia.

"The branches in Malaysia will be opened, the latest by the third or fourth quarters of 2015, with the pioneer franchise destination being Terengganu before being taken to Kuala Lumpur.
"The Terengganu outlet will be located at the Paya Bunga Square in Kuala Terengganu. Chicken Cottage has big potential to expand globally based on the demand for high quality halal food, apart from its success in the UK.

"We are now in the midst of identifying the master franchises in the other countries," he added.
The takeover of Chicken Cottage is seen as an investment by the state in the halal food industry as well as generating revenue for the future.