EatSure Expands Culinary Horizons with Second Outlet in Pune's Baner

EatSure Expands Culinary Horizons with Second Outlet in Pune's Baner

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Published on October 12, 2023

Rebel Foods, the world's largest internet restaurant company, is making waves in Pune with the launch of its second EatSure smart foodcourt in Baner, Maharashtra. Following the resounding success of its inaugural smart foodcourt at Law College Road, this new venture promises to redefine dining experiences with its unique digital ordering system and a diverse selection of iconic brands all under one roof.

Located near Balewadi High Street, the Baner Foodcourt boasts a spacious 1000-square-foot area, offering patrons a comprehensive and entirely digital customer experience. This innovative concept aims to revolutionize dining in Baner, Pune, aligning with EatSure's commitment to open 100 offline stores across different categories in the next two years.

The Baner Foodcourt continues EatSure's tradition of allowing customers to order from multiple brands in a single order, all in a queue-less, fully digital format. Customers can conveniently place orders through kiosks, iPads, or by scanning QR codes on their tables. Once prepared, orders are promptly notified to customers through digital screens in the store or via WhatsApp messages.

This culinary haven boasts over 15 iconic brands representing a wide range of food categories. Whether you're in the mood for the robust flavors of Behrouz Biryani, the delicious wraps from Faasos, mouthwatering pizzas from Ovenstory, or decadent desserts from Sweet Truth, you can savor it all in a single order. The foodcourt also features renowned brands such as Wendy's, Lunchbox, SLAY Coffee, Firangi Bake, and more. This innovative approach ensures that groups, families, and friends can relish their favorite dishes without the hassle of separate orders or long queues, making it a unique venture in the Indian QSR and food-tech landscape.

Sagar Kochhar, Co-Founder of Rebel Foods, shared his thoughts on the launch: "With the aim of building EatSure as a category creator and bringing multiple category leading brands together, we are re-imagining the conventional offline F&B experience. The launch of our second smart food court in Baner represents a significant step forward towards EatSure’s overarching mission of bringing the foodcourt experience to high-streets. Like its predecessor, the Baner foodcourt too aims to redefine dining with seamless, digitally-driven ordering experience, offering convenience and diverse culinary choices all under one roof. The launch reinforces EatSure’s dedication to delivering exceptional dining experiences and marks a significant step in the expansion journey."

Embracing the vibrant heart of Pune, the Baner Foodcourt effortlessly caters to both corporate hubs and residential neighborhoods, promising an extraordinary culinary experience that resonates with the diverse tastes of this thriving locale.

EatSure Foodcourts are designed for group celebrations, whether it's a family commemorating an anniversary, friends celebrating a birthday bash, or corporate gatherings. These innovative foodcourts ensure that both intimate and grand groups enjoy multiple cuisines without compromising on their food choices.

Rebel Foods, at the forefront of the direct-to-consumer revolution in online dining, brings it to life through EatSure's virtual food court. The Baner launch replicates the ease of a physical food court, enabling consumers to order from top brands in a single order. With their growing omni-channel presence, the EatSure app has already captivated over 10 million users in 80+ cities across India.


McDonald’s India – North and East Celebrates Milestone with 50th McCafé Opening

McDonald’s India – North and East Celebrates Milestone with 50th McCafé Opening

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 29, 2024

McDonald’s India - North and East has expanded its coffee offerings with the inauguration of its 50th McCafé in the region, a significant step in their growth strategy. This expansion underscores McDonald’s commitment to making great-tasting coffee accessible to a wider audience.

McCafé, the in-restaurant coffee brand of McDonald’s, is known for its freshly brewed, barista-crafted coffee made with 100% Arabica beans. These beans are sustainably sourced and certified by the Rainforest Alliance, ensuring high standards of biodiversity conservation and preventing deforestation. Skilled baristas, extensively trained in the art of coffee making, prepare each cup to perfection. McCafé’s menu includes a variety of hot and cold beverages like Mocha, Hot Chocolate, Americano, Frappé, coolers, shakes, and a selection of delectable food items. Notably, the classic McCafé cappuccino starts at an affordable price of Rs. 99.

Rajeev Ranjan, Managing Director of McDonald’s India - North and East, expressed his excitement about the new opening, stating, “We are thrilled to launch our 50th McCafé, offering barista-crafted, great-tasting coffee in a warm and welcoming environment at a very affordable price. The rapidly increasing acceptance and preference for our McCafé offerings among our esteemed customers is truly gratifying. We plan to expand our McCafé footprint further and continue providing feel-good, delicious moments to our customers.”

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McCafé’s presence within McDonald’s restaurants adds a layer of convenience for customers. Located strategically within the restaurants, customers can enjoy multiple ordering options, including drive-thru services, especially along highways, digital self-ordering kiosks inside the premises, and home delivery.

The sustainability efforts of McCafé extend beyond just great coffee. The collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance ensures that the Arabica beans are sourced sustainably, helping coffee farmers improve productivity through sustainable farming methods and better farm management. This certification aligns with McDonald’s broader commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices.

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. operates McDonald’s outlets in the North and East of India, including the 50th McCafé in Noida, Sector-132. The company runs more than 190 restaurants across the region, serving millions of customers annually and providing direct employment to over 5,500 people. McDonald’s continues to enhance customer convenience through diverse formats such as standalone restaurants, drive-thrus, 24/7 locations, and McDelivery services.

With the opening of the 50th McCafé, McDonald’s India - North and East marks a significant milestone in its mission to offer high-quality coffee experiences. The continued expansion aims to cater to the growing demand and preferences of coffee lovers, ensuring they enjoy every sip in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Roastea Opens Flagship Lifestyle Cafe in Bengaluru

Roastea Opens Flagship Lifestyle Cafe in Bengaluru

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 29, 2024

Roastea, one of India’s fastest-growing beverage brands, is excited to announce the grand opening of its second café in Bengaluru. This new flagship lifestyle café is located at 80ft Road, Koramangala, a prime spot in the heart of the city’s vibrant IT hub.

The Koramangala outlet is a significant milestone for Roastea, marking its 14th location in India. Housed in a beautifully converted 37-year-old mansion, the café boasts stunning Dhone marble patterns from Dhronachalam, Andhra Pradesh, adding a unique charm to the ambiance. The spacious setting invites patrons to relax amidst the tranquillity and greenery synonymous with Bengaluru.

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Roastea’s new café offers a delightful fusion of specialty beverages and gourmet delicacies. Customers can indulge in an array of options, including specialty coffees, refreshing green tea beverages, curated cold brews, and traditional chai. The menu also features handmade pastas, sourdough brick oven pizzas, and artisanal bakery treats such as assorted breads, croissants, and cold-baked cheesecakes. Signature dishes like Handkerchief Pasta and Croissant Swirl are especially popular.

Started in 2019 by lawyers turned entrepreneurs Anurag and Chaitanya Bhamidipaty, Roastea began with a focus on fresh milk-based corporate coffee and tea vending machines. Their success in this vertical allowed them to expand into premium cafes and kiosks, providing a diverse range of beverages and food items. Today, Roastea operates around 2,500 vending machines in 35 Indian cities and has outlets in Ahmedabad, Mangaluru, and Bengaluru.

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The new Koramangala café is more than just a place to grab a coffee. It aims to create a lifestyle ecosystem where patrons can unwind and connect with the serene charm of Bengaluru. The café will also host various music events and workshops, fostering a vibrant community hub.

Chaitanya Bhamidipaty expressed his excitement about the new opening, highlighting the café’s commitment to superior hospitality and quality. “Our artisanal offerings, from handmade pastas to Italian-style coffee, are meticulously crafted using premium ingredients. Excellence is not just a goal; it’s a promise,” he shared. Anurag Bhamidipaty echoed this sentiment, inviting tea and coffee aficionados to experience the unique blend of relaxation and productivity that the café offers.

Roastea’s new flagship café promises an unforgettable dining experience, combining exceptional taste with a welcoming ambiance. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a place to work and unwind, Roastea Koramangala is set to become a favorite destination for Bengaluru’s residents.

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Visit Roastea Koramangala:

Address: No 612/3, 80 ft Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Next to Mercedes Benz Showroom, Bengaluru

Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM

Price for Two: Rs 1200

Reservation Number: +91 9904002700

Instagram: @roastea.outlets


The Lodhi Crowned Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks

The Lodhi Crowned Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 27, 2024

The Lodhi New Delhi has garnered international acclaim, being named the Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks by Food & Wine 2024 Global Tastemakers. This accolade underscores the hotel's commitment to culinary excellence and its position as a leader in the global luxury hospitality sector.

Abhimanyu Singh Lodha, General Manager at The Lodhi, expressed pride in the recognition, stating, "This prestigious accolade from Food & Wine is a testament to our team’s dedication and our continuous effort to set new standards in luxury hospitality. We are honored to receive this distinction which acknowledges our commitment to providing exceptional culinary experiences."

Food & Wine, known for its significant influence in the culinary world, recognized The Lodhi for its outstanding dining and bar experiences. The hotel's restaurants, including the acclaimed Indian Accent, offer a blend of global and local flavors that promise sensory surprises and innovative cuisine. The Safari Lounge and Perbacco are also highlighted for their unique offerings that complement the overall dining experience.

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Chef Dharmen Makwana, Corporate Chef at DLF Hospitality, and Chef Vijay Thapliyal, Executive Chef at The Lodhi, shared their enthusiasm for the recognition. They credited their innovative culinary strategies and the collaborative efforts of the culinary team for setting The Lodhi apart in the international dining scene.

The Lodhi boasts a variety of dining venues, from the global flavors of Élan to the contemporary Italian offerings at Perbacco, and the nature-inspired Safari Lounge. Each restaurant aims to create unique dining experiences that cater to the sophisticated palates of their global clientele.

With this recognition, The Lodhi reaffirms its commitment to excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry. The hotel continues to attract guests from around the world, eager to experience its top-rated culinary offerings in the heart of New Delhi.

About The Lodhi, New Delhi:

A Member of The Leading Hotels of The World, The Lodhi offers an urban oasis in the heart of New Delhi, near the historic Lodi Gardens. With a reputation for luxury and exemplary service, The Lodhi features spacious accommodations, world-class dining, and extensive leisure facilities. It remains a preferred choice for discerning travelers seeking a blend of luxury and comfort.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit The Lodhi New Delhi.

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