"We hope that McDonald's solves its issues for us to be on track," he added.
On August 21, McDonald's India terminated the franchise agreement for the outlets run by Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL), alleging breach of contract terms and payment default, including royalty, for two years.
CPRL is a 50:50 joint venture between the US-based food chain and Bakshi, who was ousted as MD in 2013 due to disputes over management.
Landlords of the affected outlets are unsure about the outcome of the settlement process as directed by the NCLAT.
Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked the parties to consider settling their dispute among themselves and decide so by August 30, failing which the court will follow its own procedure.
"As of now, there is no clarity on what will happen after September 6 as the matter is in court. But in case the outlets shut down, we will ask for compensation for at least a couple of months till we find a new renter," an official of a mall operator said.
As part of the termination, CPRL cannot use McDonald's name, trademark and design, among others, after September 6.
Sources said if the outlets close down, the suppliers will have no option but to face the loss collectively.
"There is a long agreement with McDonald's and now they (McDonald's) have to decide what to do if the stores close as per the agreement," another product supplier pointed out.
The worried employees, on their part, have already started hunting for jobs and a few, in fact, have resigned.
"We had started looking for jobs since the day the notice of termination came as getting a job in such a short notice is not that easy. It is likely that we won't be paid last month's salaries if the outlets shut down," said two employees of an outlet in South Delhi.