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Savourites Hospitality plans to serve up a quick meal

Abhishek Law Kolkata | Updated on May 28, 2013 Published on May 28, 2013




Savourites Hospitality, which operates restaurant chain 6 Ballygunge Place, is planning to open ‘thali only’ and quick-service restaurants (QSR) here.

Plans are afoot to have five thali restaurants under its flagship “6 Ballygunge Place” brand, at a estimated cost of over Rs 6 crore, by the end of this fiscal. Five QSRs are also being planned at a cost of Rs 75 lakh.

According to S. S. Ramani, Managing Partner, Savourites Hospitality, two thali-only restaurants in the southern parts of the city will be inaugurated by June. The management is already scouting for three more locations across the northern and western parts of the city.

“The idea is to cater to the middle-income group with the thali only restaurants. Pricing of dishes has been done accordingly,” Ramani told Business Line. 6 Ballygunge Place, a large-format premium restaurant chain, caters to upper-middle class customers.

The thali restaurant, will be of smaller size, around 1,000 sq feet each, with a seating capacity of 50 people.

Both the restaurant and thali-only formats will offer Bengali cuisine. The QSRs will cater to rolls.

Currently, 6 Ballygunge Place has three branches – two in Kolkata and one in Bangalore. Apart from restaurants, the group also has interests in outdoor catering and runs an oriental cuisine restaurant called The Wall. The Group had reported a turnover of Rs 24 crore last fiscal.

Sweetmeats

According to Ramani, the Group is also exploring a possible foray into the Rs 30,000-crore sweetmeat market in the region. The company intends to have in place its own chain starting from milk production to preparation of sweetmeats.

Around 6 acres of land have been identified along West Bengal-Odisha border for setting up a cattle farm that includes bringing in milch-cows from other states like Punjab.

“We will take another two years time for us to enter the sweetmeat market,” he added.

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Published on May 28, 2013
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