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Peruvian restaurant El Señorio de Sulco joins the list of local franchises expanding operations abroad, said its executive chef, Flavio Solórzano in an article published by Gestión.
The restaurant is currently holding negotiations with investors interested in setting up a franchise in Colombia and another in Asia, he said.
"The aim is to secure the deal this year, in order to start operations next year; we’ve been in this for about a year and a half and it’s not as easy to sell because it is not a small format that is easy to copy," Solórzano said.
He mentioned that they had recently been looking to open a franchise in Mexico, but had not been able to.
Solórzano also commented that he was currently working on launching their first bar, which will be named ‘Patronato’, and is expected to open during the first quarter of 2012.
"This proposal is unique, the concept is inspired by the various festivities that take place in Peru", he said.
The bar will be located at Av Dos de Mayo, in the district of Miraflores, although they were currently waiting for municipal permits.
Also among his plans for this year are to re-launch the salty pastry shop. "I made the decision to close it because I was going through an experimental phase, but this time it’s a bigger project, with our own building," said Solórzano.