Beyond Borscht

Freedman, Michael
July 2007
Forbes Asia;7/2/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p30
The article offers facts about Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanaevsky Blanco, owner of restaurant chain Rosinter Restaurants in Russia. He aims to open more eateries over the next five years and in June 2007 floated the company on the Russian exchange, becoming the country's first publicly listed restaurant chain. He opened his first T.G.I. Friday's in mid-1997, paying a franchisee fee of $100,000 or so plus 2% to 4% of annual sales. He plans to open four dozen restaurants in 2007.


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