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Top 10 Food Franchises In Malaysia

It is not easy to start a business from scratch, hence the existence of franchises. Franchise ownership can be your way to a business if you feel that you are capable enough. Here are the Top 10 Food Franchises In Malaysia.

Old Town White Coffee

Old Town White Coffee, as one the most established coffee places in Malaysia, has been around for over twenty years. Founded in 1999 in Ipoh, Old Town White Coffee has over 200 outlets across Malaysia and other countries in the region, such as Singapore, China, Indonesia, and Australia.

Old Town White Coffee is famed for its own coffee blend, which attracts people from all over to try their white coffee. They do also export their tea and coffee products to thirteen different countries.

Sushi King

Sushi King was established in 1995, which introduced serving sushi on a conveyer belt to Malaysians. From a single outlet that started in Kuala Lumpur, Sushi King has expanded to 100 outlets in nearly every state in the country.

Sushi King serves quality sushi and other Japanese cuisines to customers at affordable prices. This, paired with their warm and friendly environment, is what attracts customers to keep coming back.

Secret Recipe

Secret Recipe is a Malaysian halal-certified chain of cafes that was established in 1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, it has expanded internationally with branches in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Maldives, and Bangladesh.

Secret Recipe although most well known for its cakes and other desserts, does serve other types of food. These include western food and Asian food.


Morganfield’s is an award-winning casual American diner that serves hearty, meaty dishes and specializes in pork ribs. Famous for the Sticky Bones, which are ribs that are slow-smoked and baked.

Morganfield’s was established in Malaysia in 2011. Since then, they have expanded internationally, with restaurants in countries such as Singapore, the Philippines, and China.

The Chicken Rice Shop

The Chicken Rice Shop is a Halal Malaysian family restaurant chain established in June 2000 and has over 100 restaurants across Malaysia today. Memorable for Malaysians is their slogan, ‘Chicken Rice And More’, which features strongly in their advertising.

The Chicken Rice Shop aims to preserve the authentic taste of traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice. True to their slogan, they serve not only chicken rice, but also Nyonya Pai Tee, Curry Laksa, and more.

The Manhattan Fish Market

The Manhattan Fish Market is a western seafood dining restaurant that started in 2002 in Malaysia. The first two outlets were in Mid Valley Mall and Subang Parade.

Today, The Manhattan Fish Market is an international chain of restaurants with outlets in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Oman, Bangladesh, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Jordan, and the Maldives. They serve primarily western seafood cooked with fresh ingredients.

US Pizza

US Pizza was founded in 1997 by Donald Duncan, who created his own recipe for dough and tomato sauce. The restaurant was then named after the origin of the food, USA.

US Pizza serves various types of pizza, be it meaty, vegetarian, or halal. They are halal-certified and have over 70 outlets available today.

Tea Garden

Tea Garden is a chain of restaurants that serve traditional Nan Yang food and beverages. They aim to not only preserve the origin of these delicacies, and also promote traditional Nan Yang dishes to the public and pass down this unique heritage to future generations.

There are currently 32 outlets of Tea Garden, with most of them in Malaysia. China and Australia also have outlets of Tea Garden.

I Love Yoo!

I Love Yoo! was founded in 2007, with the first outlet opening in Food Republic, Pavilion. Today, it has over 50 outlets across Malaysia.

I Love Yoo! specializes in the Chinese dish, Yoo Tiao. It is also one of the few Chinese Cuisine brands that have a strong emphasis on being halal.


Paparich is a chain of restaurants that serves authentic Malaysian cuisine. The first Paparich was opened in 2006.

Today, Paparich has over 80 outlets in Malaysia, with more internationally. Paparich has outlets all over the world, in countries including, Singapore, Australia, Shanghai, and more.


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