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Lesser-known culinary chains in Mumbai

We tend to lose out on the delightful and appetising meals that local or lesser-known businesses have to offer because we are so frequently burdened by the generosity of the food brands. Regardless matter how well-known the brand name is, the meal must be consumed. Many people do follow it, especially the enthusiastic foodies who are always looking for delicious meals. As a result, businesses that serve a lot of food in an environment that suits the meal’s flavour are tremendously successful.

Mumbai is a large metropolis with a population that reflects contemporary Indian tastes and lifestyle preferences. The city is home to many well-known unorthodox eateries, and some foreign companies are slowly but surely establishing themselves there. Even though they are unconventional, these businesses are worth keeping an eye out for if you are a young entrepreneur seeking for franchise opportunities in the food and beverage industry because they might yield a higher return on investment.

Bistro 57


Generally speaking, it makes sense to invest in a company that serves young adults in a top-tier location. Young people and teenagers make up a niche market for Kamala Nagar’s Bistro 57, which opened its doors in 2015. It provides fast cuisine that is of a high standard, affordably priced, and so delectable that it has quietly earned a lot of popularity ever since it opened.

Mumbai, a fast-paced, never-sleeping city, would eat at fast food restaurants that provide quality within reasonable price ranges. College students have been the USP behind Bistro 57’s success, and it was shrewd of them to locate their restaurants in areas where they could anticipate heavy foot traffic from students attending colleges.

Bistro 57 currently has 20 locations around Delhi-NCR, and it will soon expand to other major metropolises, with Mumbai at the top of the list. The initial expenditure for owning a Bistro 57 franchise is around 15 lakhs, and a space of between 200 and 400 square feet is needed to create an outlet. A monthly royalty of INR 15,000 is requested by the owners. If Bistro 57 were operated with the zeal of a new entrepreneur in a city like Mumbai, it would take off quickly.

Kathi Junction 


If the quality of the cuisine that is offered by the quick-service restaurant chains is comparable to that of other high-end eateries, then they will always be successful. The creator and brains of Kathi Junction, Navneet Sajwan, was always drawn to enticing fast food. His foray into the food and beverage sector and execution of his plans for a quick-service restaurant are evidenced by The Kathi Junction.

The quick service and high-quality food at Kathi Junction are its USPs, and this is what has made it so popular in urban areas. According to the organisation, kathi rolls are straightforward, flavorful, and satisfying. They also have a large fan base. Low royalties and a courteous staff that goes above and beyond to assist their associates are two advantages of owning a Kathi Junction franchise.

Launched in 2009, Kathi Junction is suitable for large cities, and its dynamic menu is tailored to suit regional preferences. A small Kathi Junction outlet may cost as little as seven lakhs, while a large outlet may cost as much as thirty lakhs. Also flexible is the amount of area needed. It would, in our opinion, be a great initial investment.

Dosa Factory


Amazing South Indian cuisine! A Marathi might eat a dosa and gush about how good the unassuming and basic cuisine was because India is such a diversified and satisfying place in terms of food. Dosa Factory, which was founded in 2016, wants to maintain the genuine south Indian flavour of its food. However, the menu offers mouthwatering foods from all across the nation in addition to dosas and other south Indian specialties.

Although the owners of the Dosa Factory received the Millennium Brilliance Award in 2018, their top objective continues to be customer satisfaction and being open and truthful about any comments they get. The ongoing focus is on raising customer satisfaction because recommendations from other customers are the best form of advertising for a restaurant.

The initial investment range needed is between 20 lakhs and 83 lakhs. The corporation asks for a 6% royalty on the franchise’s net revenue, and the needed square footage ranges from 350 to 2250. In order to gratify clients, the Dosa Factory also supports their franchises’ menus and improves the quality of their food.

An engineer by qualification, Gaurav started his career in sales and marketing due to his affinity towards networking with people. After learning the tips and tricks of the trade, he made a fresh start as an entrepreneur in the franchising industry back in early 2018, with a vision to bring order and transparency to an unorganized sector. He founded and spearheaded Frankart Global Private Limited, where he consulted, developed, and scaled more than 120 domestic and international brands all over India ranging from different industries such as food & beverage, beauty & wellness, and FMCG retail to name a few. Post-Covid, in mid-2021, he developed FranDocX, India’s first ready-to-use franchise documentation service portal, for the MSME entrepreneurs who were severely affected by the pandemic, and wanted to avail an affordable franchise solution service. His aim is to regularize ethical business practices in the franchising sector so that a greater number of investors can participate and avail the benefits of a structured franchise framework.

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