Instead, Tricon has awarded a license to Taiwan-owned Talisfood, which already successfully operates a number of fast food chains in Russia, such as DeliFrance and Coffee Club.
Talisfood General Manager Simon See says Tricon will also open two KFC outlets in Moscow in March. KFC opened a fried chicken outlet in Moscow in 1995, which later closed.
Two Pizza Hut restaurants and one KFC outlet already operate in Russia, all three based in St. Petersburg under a franchise run by New Jersey-based Business Development International.
Copyright January 2000, Crain Communications Inc.