City duo brings Mum-primarily based cloud kitchen chain to Kol
Kolkata: Rebel Foods — global’s largest cloud kitchen brand — has forayed into Japanese India with the release of its virtual eating places in Kolkata. The Mumbai-based totally chain, founded by means of food entrepreneur duo from Kolkata — Kallol Banerjee and Jaydeep Barman, has additionally entered the global marketplace with the opening of a store in Dubai, which become launched on June 30.
The virtual kitchen large currently has 3 shops — Ballygunge, Chinar Park and Behala. Apart from these 3, paintings are underway to set up seven more outlets inside the metropolis. The brand plans to have a complete of 10 outlets in Kolkata via December end.
Under the Rebel Foods portfolio, the virtual eating place has eleven manufacturers, some of them like Faasos, Behrouz Biryani, Sweet Truth, Firangi Bake, The Good Bowl, and Lunch Box are popular in Delhi and Mumbai.
Besides ordering via Swiggy and Zomato, customers additionally have the option of downloading the Rebel Foods app, to be had in Play keep.
When asked about the online-best market in Kolkata, Rebel Foods co-founder Banerjee said: “Gastronomy comes evidently to Bengalis. It is consequently now not a taste received, but science understood. Our development across the globe, while we develop our footprint in Kolkata, is a testimony to that.”
Kolkata is one of the cities wherein the Rebel Group brands had the fastest reputation, he stated. “We are handing over as a minimum 100 orders an afternoon,” introduced the co-founder.
Talking approximately his employer’s growth curve, Banerjee said: “Rebel Foods has been witnessing one hundred% growth for 3 consecutive years. In 2017-18, the organization clocked Rs 2 hundred crores and in 2018-2019, it’s Rs four hundred crores.” At gift, Rebel Foods has more than 1,500 digital restaurants across 18 cities, turning in over 50,000 orders in an afternoon.
Asked approximately the organization’s inception, Banerjee said the digital restaurant changed into conceived in its first save in Pune in 2010. “Back then it turned into only a high-road outlet with a lively transport carrier,” he delivered.
Sahitya Akademi winning poet Mandakranta Sen has alleged that she changed into currently refused US visa on “baseless” grounds. This month, she became speculated to attend the North American Bengali Conference (NABC) in Baltimore.
According to her allegation, “The excuse became that my invitation to attend the literary occasion turned into ‘no longer legitimate sufficient’. When I tried to make clear the purpose, they simply repeated equal words. I became away and left the queue because many had amassed there. They had already referred to as the next man or woman ignoring my queries.” What struck her as atypical was that author Swapnamoy Chakraborty, who become additionally invited for the equal event along side some other writers, turned into given the visa with out a whole lot of trouble. “Swapnamoy later referred to as me up to express his unhappiness. But all I want to say is that I am below the scanner due to the fact I am vocal approximately my Leftist mind and I protest in opposition to injustice and ask for humans’ rights. Maybe, our government has shared a few inputs with the West. That might have brought about this visa rejection,” claimed Mandakranta.
She is honestly unhappy to have missed the program. “They have stopped me from entering their u. S. A ., however, they couldn’t stop my pen,” she said. Since there had been no extra dates for the visa interview, Mandakranta couldn’t pursue her case in addition.
When we asked America Consulate about the issue, Jamie Dragon, director of American Center and spokesperson for the USA Consulate General, Kolkata, said, “The United States welcomes greater than 1,000,000 Indian residents to the United States each year for, among other motives, commercial enterprise meetings, academic research, family reunions, graduations, and emergency clinical tour. Foreign nationals who visit the US contribute to the strengthening of economies and the enrichment of our communities through individual-to-individual trade. Unlike many other international locations, America visa gadget is interview primarily based, no longer record primarily based, and Consular Officers adjudicate cases in strict accordance of US Immigration and Nationality regulation. All folks who observe for a US enterprise or tourism visa demonstrate their purpose of travel and their sturdy character ties outdoor America. Due to US privacy act policies, we are not able to comment on the info of any individual visa software or interview.”