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Taco Bell/Mexican restaurant franchise

Postby jfc81 » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 8:28 am

I arrived in Singapore this week. There seems to be every kind of restaurant except Mexican. Then I looked and saw that there were a few, includig a chain called Margarita's. Im also told that there was a taco bell venture here but it failed miserably a few years back. Has anyone considered this as a possibility for investment? Taco bell, on the surface seems like it would do well here. Incidentally, lets say i have US$15000, is this enough to do something like that on my own?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 9:26 am

There are Taco Bell fast food joints here. Most places are a combo of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell in one space. Quite a few of them.

There are individual Mexican restaurants scattered through the city... but then again... what is Mexican... Colorado Mexican is nothing like TexMex... and the place to get really good TexMex is in Kuala Lumpur.

Now, good Texas BBQ might be an idea... the problem is the beef... Oz beef is just not the same as Nebraska corn fed.

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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:05 am

Strong Eagle wrote:There are Taco Bell fast food joints here. Most places are a combo of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell in one space. Quite a few of them.

Used to be, yes, but are there any left? I'm pretty sure the one at IMM went the way of the dodo a while back, and IIRC the one at Funan is also a plain KFC these days.

Singaporeans just don't seem to be into Mexican food, even the few high-end outlets like Margarita's or Viva Mexico seem to cater mostly to an expat crowd. Not sure why, too many beans?

There are individual Mexican restaurants scattered through the city... but then again... what is Mexican... Colorado Mexican is nothing like TexMex... and the place to get really good TexMex is in Kuala Lumpur.

Now that's news to me. :shock: Any KL recommendations?
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Postby chess_gal » Sun, 12 Jul 2009 4:54 pm

There is one at Clarke Quay, iguana's cafe. Try google for them.

US$15k, looks a little bit too little no? I am starting a small sandwich counter in an internet cafe and it already cost me no lesser than S$10k for the oven, display unit, warmer and utensil.


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