Franchising in Myanmar

There is currently no franchise law in Myanmar. To complicate things further there is no modern IP Law as well.

If the franchise business is service in nature such as running a restaurant, laundry, etc it is quite easy for a foreigner to be the franchisee as most service trade that do not require an import licence are permitted to be registered in Myanmar with 100% foreign ownership.

Biggest challenge in finding franchisee among Myanmar citizen is the lack of understanding of franchising as a concept, skill shortage and inability to get bank financing.

Some of the foreign brands that are already in Myanmar are:

International Brand

  • KFC
  • Pizza Hut
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Asian Brand

  • Lotteria
  • Yoogane
  • Swensen’s
  • Pizza & Co
  • Mary Brown
  • Manhattan Fish Market
  • Fish & Co
  • Chewy Junior
  • Pasta Mania
  • BreadTalk
  • Craft Café (Killiney)
  • Crystal Jade
  • Aston Speciality Steak House
  • Yakun
  • Black Canyon
  • ChaTime
  • Gong Cha
  • Ippudo Ramen

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