Chinese Wala – Idea
Last afternoon, I called home and was informed, I need to have my lunch outside. While returning from IIMB to home, I started thinking what I can have for lunch. I have had an overdose of Biriyani (my fav, still) of late. So I started thinking, can I have something different. At that point, chinese struck my mind. However, I was surprised to realize, there are no “Chinese fast food” in Bangalore like we have Panda Express in US.
This sounds like a no brainer. Chinese is the second most favorite food in India. Yet, no one has come with a concept similar to Panda Express. If I had the money, time and more importantly knowledge of the food industry, I would have started “Chinese Wala” now.
We have seen the success of Ammi’s Biriyani, Kabab Wala, Kaati Zone, South Indian snacks, 99 Dosas, etc. The world is moving towards quick service without any compromise on quality. More and more people, do not like waiting at restaurants to have lunch and dinner. Those can be left for once in a month affair.
The concept of “Chinese Wala” is simple. A few varieties of dishes would be ready ( like buffet), in not very large quantities. People can come, choose and order their favorite dishes along with fried rice and/or noodles. Unlike the restaurants having a selection range of 10-15 dishes in non-veg alone, the selection available would be 4 in veg, and 4 in chicken, with probably one or two in prawn and mutton. As any specific dish gets close to getting over, the chef would prepare that dish and refill the container.
The serving time for each customer would be almost instant. (There might be a queue.) The quality of the dishes would be second to none. However, the prices would not be as high as the fancy restaurants, and also not as cheap as the road side carts.
If anyone is interested in opening an restaurant, please consider this and give it a shot.
P.S.: This is how I control the YAFO symptom. As I had mentioned earlier, India is a land of opportunity for entrepreneurs. And as I travel in Bangalore, I can not help but see glaring opportunities for entrepreneurs. Now, I know I can not be doing everything. So, I post them on the blog, for others to pick it up. The ideas/concept I put are quite refined and implementable. Not just a half-baked concept.