The Max Brenner chocolate company, a fully owned subsidiary of Israeli food manufacturer Elite, is expanding its international operations by opening three new branches. The branches, to be operated on a franchise basis using the name Chocolate Bar, are in Edinburgh, Singapore and Sydney. The Chocolate Bar branch in Singapore has been established by a local businessman at an investment of US$300,000, while the new branch in Sydney, opened also at a cost of $300,000, is the third Max Brenner outlet in that city.