Mission Accomplished: CEO Finds Franchise Hope in India

Fresh off a U.S. Commercial Service–sponsored trip to India, through which he met dozens of potential franchisees, BannaStrow’s CEO Mauricio Acevedo says he wants to open “hundreds” of stores in the emerging market.

Acevedo says he met with nearly 50 businessmen in India and has since whittled his list down to 12 that he is actively discussing franchise deals with.

Mission: International

The U.S. Commercial Service is helping startup U.S. brands expand into high-potential international markets.

On April 10, Mauricio Acevedo, the CEO of Miami-based crepe concept BannaStrow’s, will head to India to visit Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. While there, Acevedo will meet with entrepreneurs who are interested in partnering with the brand to open stores in each market.