The Company totaled 1257 points of sale at the end of 2014, up from 1165 at the end of 2013. The increase resulted from 143 openings (12 in line and 6 drives thru restaurants, 57 food courts and 1 store in store points of sale, and 67 kiosks) and 51 closures. The total number of points of sale includes 1127 under Bob’s brand, 48 under Yoggi brand, 31 under Doggis brand, 15 under KFC brand, 36 under Pizza Hut brand.
As of December 31, 2014, we owned and operated 103 points of sale: 48 under Bob’s brand, 4 under Doggis brand, 36 under Pizza Hut brand and 15 under KFC brand, including 1 kiosk. All of these points of sale were located in the States of Rio de Janeiro (51) and São Paulo (52).
As of December 31, 2014, we had 1154 points of sale owned and operated by our franchisees, of which 1079, including 8 express stores, were under Bob’s brand, 48 under Yoggi brand and 27 under Doggis brand. Approximately 43.2% of these points of sale were located in the States of Rio de Janeiro (248) and São Paulo (251), with the remainder widely spread throughout major cities in all other States of Brazil, except for 4 franchised restaurants in Angola and 6 franchised restaurants in Chile.
The express stores under Bob’s brand (“Bexpress”) offer pre-prepared sandwiches, easy to heat in a special oven or microwave, beverages, milkshakes, sundaes and ice cream cones, among different products from traditional Bob’s restaurants, and coffee. The products developed for the express stores allow the Company to participate at temporary food service events with simpler and less expensive operation, bringing the brand closer to its public in highly relevant moments.