New Delhi Railway Station Gets 24X7 Food Court ‘Pop n Hop’
PKS Group’s ‘Pop n Hop’ multi-brand food court is coming up at New Delhi’s Ajmeri Gate Railway Station, Platform No. 16. With the opening of this first ever 24X7 food court, travellers can enjoy delicious food from 10 renowned brands like KFC, Domino’s, Haldiram’s, Wow Momo, Nirula’s, Mughal Lane and Roll Station etc. With the opening of the 24X7 food court at one of the busiest hubs for travellers, the brand is making quality food accessible to masses.
Pop n Hop is the brainchild of Mihraz Ebrahim, managing director at PKS, who introduced the first outlet in Chennai followed by one at Bangalore and now another at New Delhi Railway Station. The two-level food court is spread across 6,000 sq. feet, with a seating capacity of 120 people on the first floor and has standing facility on the ground floor. The project has been conceptualised by SRED which had meticulously planned the development and successfully integrated platform vending and at the same time, the food plaza can also be visited by non-travellers round the clock.
Grofers Rolls Out Its ‘10 Minutes Delivery’ in 10 Cities
Online grocery delivery service, Grofers has flagged off their new ‘10 minutes delivery in 10 cities’ in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ghaziabad, Noida and Lucknow. As the name suggests the delivery will be made within minutes to customers. Presently their delivery time is around 15 minutes but they are keen to deliver within 10 minutes. To ensure smooth delivery, within 10 minutes in these cities, the company is signing up with new partners and building its network. Customers can now order from up to 7,000 daily need products. E-grocery has become one of largest emerging sectors after the corona pandemic and Grofers is aiming to serve the area where they haven’t reached yet.
Park Balluchi Express Launches Outlet in Gurugram
Park Balluchi is all set to open its first QSR and Cloud Kitchen outlet at Gurugram under the umbrella of Café Park Balluchi. The new dine-in outlet, that brings original Afghani flavours to the table, has been launched at Gurugram’s Sushant Lok. In 2020 Park Balluchi was rebranded with the formation of Cafe Park Balluchi. The Park Balluchi Express will bring the craftsmanship of fine dining into this amalgamation of QSR & Cloud Kitchen so that customers can experience these delicacies either at the comfort of their homes or as walk-ins. The intention is still the same to bring in the best traditional dishes of Multan and Baluchistan which are flavoured with original herbs and ingredients.
The menu at the new outlet will have a lot of Park Balluchi Express exclusives like the popular “Dohra Kebabs”, “Murg Potli”, “Nawabi Shola” and “Haryali Chooza”. It is because of the pandemic situation that Park Balluchi transitioned into a Cloud Kitchens and Quick Service Restaurants. Park Balluchi will offer the same experience in the take-away and customers will not have the pressure of dining-in. The chefs have done a great job at creating unique dishes that maintain the authentic taste even if food is home delivered.
Mother’s Recipe Launches Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
Mother’s Recipe, the leading brand of FMCG, has added to its chutney range with the launch of Dhaniya Pudina Chutney. The brand has launched this chutney keeping in mind its importance in “chaat.” The chutney recipe is a favourite Indian accompaniment with samosas, dhoklas, vada pavs, pakodas and tikkas. It is equally used in sandwiches, burgers, wraps and Frankies. Mother’s Recipe Dhaniya Pudina Chutney has been created from the finest ingredients and after analysing the market and consumer preference for home-cooked food during the pandemic situation.
Mother’s Recipe’s street-style authentic chutneys are processed in the state-of-the-art facility under strict hygienic conditions. Customers can enjoy this popular street-style chutney without worrying about its quality and safety. The product has been made to have a longer shelf life of nine months and is available in convenient and user-friendly packs priced at Rs 55. Dhaniya Pudina Chutney is available in all supermarkets, local retail stores and on all e-commerce sites such as Mother’s Recipe, Big Basket, Grofers, Flipkart.
Nature’s Basket Partners with Blue Tribe Food to Introduce Plant-based Meat
Nature’s Basket has partnered with vegan meat start-up Blue Tribe Foods, and also with the international brand Beyond Meat to introduce this category. The service will be available on online services as well as in offline stores. Plant -based meat is becoming a popular category of food and is estimated to reach $47.57 million in value terms by the end of 2026.
After launching Blue Tribe’s plant-based ‘Chicken Nuggets’ and ‘Chicken Keema’ have already become popular with the non-vegetarian consumers. The products are targeted at those consumers that want to commit to a greener lifestyle without compromising the taste, texture, or quality of foods. Nature’s Basket aims to adapt and evolve with the changing consumers landscape and so they will soon be launching more plant-based products under this category. Nature’s Basket has an extensive range of products that caters to multiple dietary and lifestyle requirements. The stores also have fresh fruits and vegetables, daily essentials, free-from alternatives, and a selection of proteins.
Pizza Hut Partners with Hindustan Unilever Limited
Pizza Hut has partnered with Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) with the aim to add the FMCG’s best-selling Kwality Wall’s ice cream as dessert for their dine-out and take away orders. The QSR is looking forward to treating consumers to an easy, new experience of pizzas and desserts in the comfort of their homes. Pizza Hut has thus become the first-ever pizza quick service restaurant chain to provide ice creams and desserts across their owned and aggregator platforms.
Pizza Hut expects to increase its order value by 10% for orders that have Kwality Wall’s ice cream and desserts. The company is gearing up to launch several combos that include desserts and ice creams. Pizza Hut, is owned by US-based quick service restaurant (QSR) chain Yum Brands Inc. It opened its first store in Bengaluru in 1996 to enter the Indian market and currently has 500 stores in India.
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