Express has become the “flagship brand” for Pizza Express, which has launched in the country to attract tourists and locals.
The chain was founded in 2005 in Hyderabad and has branches in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.
The franchise is owned by Tata Sons, which owns Pizza Hut.
Its launch in the capital on Tuesday, however, has been met with criticism from the opposition.
The opposition slammed Express for not following Indian norms on advertising.
They say the chain has not made it clear how the franchisee would be compensated if the franchisees decide to quit.
Express has a history of controversy.
The chain has been criticised for its use of “fake” images of the country’s iconic iconic Indian flags and symbols, including the national flag.
The brand was also accused of promoting the sale of beef and pork to Indian consumers by saying the food would be made from the carcasses of buffalo.
The Opposition said it was a violation of the Indian culture, which it said was to be celebrated on the occasion of Independence Day.
The opposition also claimed that the chain did not comply with the requirements of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which it says is an unfair tax.
The GST, the single biggest tax in the world, applies to most transactions in all states of the union.
Express said the company was not the first to launch in India.
In fact, the company had launched in Mumbai in 2015 and launched in Bangalore in 2018.