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Why restaurant chains are shutting down outlets and shifting to ‘cloud kitchen’

August 29, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Why restaurant chains are shutting down outlets and shifting to ‘cloud kitchen’ | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Several restaurant chains in the country are shutting down outlets and shifting focus to ‘cloud kitchen’, or kitchen-only operations with no dine-in facility, due to traditional challenges of rising costs and rentals, plus consumers increasingly preferring home delivery to eating-out…READ MORE

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Multiplexes fined for not selling popcorn by weight

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Multiplexes fined for not selling popcorn by weight | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

The legal metrology department penalized multiplex theatres in Centre Square on MG Road and Oberon Mall in Edappally for selling eatables and beverages without mentioning the volume and weight as per the law…READ MORE

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Tobacco items, liquor bottles to carry warning against sale to kids

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Tobacco items, liquor bottles to carry warning against sale to kids | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

All tobacco products, liquor bottles and outlets selling these products will soon have to carry a health warning that giving or selling intoxicants to a child is a crime punishable with up to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh, according to rules under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015…READ MORE

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Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali home worship products will hit stores in two months

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali home worship products will hit stores in two months | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

After toothpaste, biscuits and noodles, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has opened another flank to take on big established players —the fast growing sacred space. Patanjali Ayurveda will roll out more than one hundred products to stake claim in the Rs 8,000-crore organised home worship category, under the brand name Patanjali Astha..READ MORE

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E-Com 2.0: Providing the food industry with a tech platform

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on E-Com 2.0: Providing the food industry with a tech platform | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

Sometime ago, The Beer Cafe, a chain that sources 50 varieties of beer from 17 countries, wanted to change its tech platform from a Microsoft Windows-based software to Android. After months of testing, it opted for a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) product put together by food-tech company Zomato…READ MORE

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Barbeque Nation to open its first overseas outlet in Dubai

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Barbeque Nation to open its first overseas outlet in Dubai | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Casual dining restaurant chain Barbeque Nation is set to open its first international restaurant in Dubai within a fortnight as it sets out to operate stores in some of the countries in the Middle East and SAARC region. It also plans to open in Colombo, Dhaka and Nepal soon…READ MORE

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Restaurant Sector: Seeking richer flavours

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Restaurant Sector: Seeking richer flavours | FOOD SERVICE | ,

It’s one of the most visible sectors of the Indian economy, with ample visibility and employing millions, but is beset by numerous challenges which, if removed, could provide a spurt not just to the sector but also the Indian economy. That is the message that emanates from a report by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI)…READ MORE

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Carl’s Jr. launches home delivery service in India

August 26, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Carl’s Jr. launches home delivery service in India | FOOD SERVICE | ,

In a time when we’re already trying to decide between McDonald’s or Burger King for a meal every other day, another global burger chain enters the ring. Founded in 1941, Carl’s Jr. is yet another popular fast-food chain in America, with outlets in every city and every state, they are popular enough to compete with the usual suspects and not flounder…READ MORE

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Foodtech key to tapping into growing Indian foodservice market

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Foodtech key to tapping into growing Indian foodservice market | FOOD SERVICE | ,

With nearly 18 percent of the world’s population, it’s clear to see why most major food service brands are already well-represented in the world’s second most populous country of India. A  new report from TechSci Research, however, shows that over the next five years, any brand that wants to seriously play there must also have powerful systems for both online ordering and meal delivery ready to roll…READ MORE

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Food Service India launches spice range for hotel and restaurant chefs

August 25, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Food Service India launches spice range for hotel and restaurant chefs | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Food Service India Pvt Ltd, a part of VKL Food Solution Enterprise launched two brands of spices – Spicefield and Chef’s Art – for hotel, restaurant and catering company (HoReCa) chefs in India…READ MORE

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