BUILDING ON HARD WORK AND GOOD TASTE!
Most people don’t dream of a fast food job right out of college, and neither did I, at first. After college I was working at McDonald’s corporate where I helped build the chain’s first self-ordering customer kiosk. This experience opened my eyes to the corporate structure that runs a fast food chain, and I was hooked. Growing up with a deep love for Indian food, I became convinced that I would create the first “Indian McDonald’s”.
With no experience running a fast food business, I took the opportunity to start my own Auntie Anne’s franchise while still working in corporate. As soon as I gained essential food-business experience, I quit my McDonald’s job and developed my first restaurant concept. At the same time, I went to work at Starbucks & Nutella Cafe in Chicago to better understand successful front-end practices. Fast forward to May 2019 when I opened up my own Indian fast food restaurant, Moti Cafe, located in River North.
While two years ago I was probably at one of the lowest points of my career, my business suffered by covid + looted several times. However, in just one year, Im proud to say we opened two more brick and mortar locations + 12 virtual kitchen location. Our goal is to bring Indian Inspired Food everywhere.