Biryani By Kilo - Serving Authentic Biryani To Indians

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Feb 12, 2021 7 min read
Biryani By Kilo - Serving Authentic Biryani To Indians

Almost everyone loves biryani. When you are eating biryani, it is not difficult to lose count of how many plates you are having. Whenever we smell this delectable dish, our mouth literally starts watering. Do you want to taste authentic biryani? Try out 'Biryani By Kilo'.

Biryani By Kilo is a home delivery-based food service chain. The company strives to offer delicious meals at one's doorstep. Biryani By Kilo serves popular dishes such as biryani, kebabs, phirni, and various other Mughal delicacies.

Read on to know more about Biryani By Kilo's success story, founders, business model, revenue, growth, competitors, and future plans.

Company Highlights

Startup Name Biryani By Kilo
Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Founders Kaushik Roy, Vishal Jindal, and Ritesh Sinha
Founded May 2015
Sector FoodTech
Parent Organization Sky Gate Hospitality

Biryani By Kilo - About
Biryani By Kilo - Founder And Team
Biryani By Kilo - Startup Story
Biryani By Kilo - Tagline, Slogan And Logo
Biryani By Kilo - Business Model
Biryani By Kilo - Revenue Model
Biryani By Kilo - Funding And Investors
Biryani By Kilo - Franchise
Biryani By Kilo - Growth
Biryani By Kilo - Competitors
Biryani By Kilo - Future Plans

Biryani By Kilo - About

Biryani By Kilo falls in the 'food service and delivery' category. It prepares and delivers authentic biryani to the masses. The company was founded in 2015 and has come a long way since then. It has received overwhelming response from customers for its mouth-watering menu.

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Biryani By Kilo - Founder And Team

Kaushik Roy, Vishal Jindal, and Ritesh Sinha are the founders of Biryani By Kilo.

  • Kaushik Roy is the founder and CEO of Sky Gate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Sky Gate Hospitality owns Biryani By Kilo. Kaushik has 22 years of experience in the food service industry and this made it easy for him to launch Biryani By Kilo. Kaushik is passionate about music, photography, cooking, and texting. His CB Rank as an individual is 56,176.
  • Vishal Jindal is the co-founder and director at Sky Gate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Sources say he is a big foodie. Vishal is also a Board Advisor at the Singapore- based Ecosystem Advisory. He studied finance at the London School of Economics.
  • Ritesh Sinha is the COO of the Sky Gate Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. He is also one of the founding members.
Vishal Jindal (left) and Kaushik Roy (right)

Biryani By Kilo - Startup Story

Kaushik Roy and his friend Vishal Jindal thought a lot and finally zeroed in on biryani as their favorite pick. The duo took the entrepreneurial plunge in May 2015 as a challenge with the idea of starting afresh. They thought of conserving the Khansama type of cooking through their initiative. Biryani By Kilo, the duo's initiative, was a hit amongst the admirers of biryani. The company has outlets in Delhi NCR and Mumbai. Biryani By Kilo processes close to 1000 orders a day with an average order size of INR 900.

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Biryani By Kilo Logo

Biryani By Kilo - Business Model

Biryani By Kilo serves biryani in earthen pots (Handis). It offers three kinds of biryani: Hyderabadi, Lucknowi, and Kolkata. The company primarily operates under the cloud-kitchen criterion with dine-in options at selected locations based on latent demand. Biryani By Kilo also offers home delivery of the traditionally cooked meals it is famous for.

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Biryani By Kilo - Revenue Model

The company has staff team members of 300 during the delivery time notwithstanding. It draws all of its Biryani lovers towards it because it's trusted by the consumers of the concerned company. The startup company collected revenue from 2017-18 batch which stands at Rs 12.5 crores and it's currently clocking Rs.2.4 crores a month. Unbelievable! Right? The idea was actually to challenge popular food such as pizza, burger, sushi, noodles etc. Their idea was to serve something desi to all.

Biryani By Kilo - Funding And Investors

Biryani By Kilo has raised an amount of $8.4 million in funding over 11 rounds.

Date Transaction Name Money Raised Lead Investor
April 30, 2020 Series B INR 60 Million -
June 20, 2019 Series A INR 300 Million IvyCap Ventures
November 30, 2018 Seed Round $286.3,000 -
July 2, 2018 Seed Round $1 Million Ajay Relan, Vinay Mittal
April 1, 2018 Seed Round $691.5,000 -
November 14, 2017 Seed Round $609.8,000 Startup Equity Partners
October 25, 2017 Seed Round - -
February 20, 2017 Angel Round $380,000 Chandigarh Angels Network
February 17, 2017 Seed Round $164,000 -
October 10, 2016 Seed Round $103.5,000 -

Biryani By Kilo is funded by 17 investors. Nitish Mittersain and Rajandeep Singh have recently joined the list of investors.

Biryani By Kilo - Franchise

The company currently has multiple outlets in Delhi NCR. Some of them are in Connaught Place, Shahpurjat, IP Extension, Vasant Kunj, Dwarka, Sector 41 Noida, New Friends Colony, and Rajouri Garden. Biryani By Kilo is also present in Mumbai: Andheri East, Chembur, Malad, Powai, and Khar West.

Biryani By Kilo - Growth

The company claims publicly that it is doing well and is growing its business exponentially at a rate of 70% to 80% per year with a current sales run rate of $3.4 million, i.e., INR 24 crores annually. Biryani By Kilo says that it will reach $72 million in revenue by 2022. Now that is ambition! The team at Biryani By Kilo utilized its funds appropriately right from the start and that helped the company achieve stellar growth.

Biryani By Kilo - Competitors

The competitors of Biryani By Kilo are Bright Cellars, Paradise, Charcoal Eats, Biryani Blues, and Behrouz.

  • Biryani By Kilo v/s Bright Cellars

Biryani By Kilo was founded in the year 2015 while Bright Cellars was launched in 2014. Both companies work on different models. Bright Cellars offers a subscription facility to its customers, whereas Biryani By Kilo functions as any other restaurant. Both are private organizations but have different tags. Biryani By Kilo serves food and liquids within India while Bright Cellars serves manufacturing and industrial items in addition to food and beverages. Moreover, Biryani By Kilo is headquartered in India while Bright Cellars has its head office in Milwaukee, USA.

  • Biryani By Kilo v/s Biryani Blues

Biryani Blues was founded in the year 2013 in Gurgaon (India), a couple of years before Biryani By Kilo. Its revenue frequently exceeds $3 million which is much more than what Biryani By Kilo generates in revenue.

  • Biryani By Kilo v/s Paradise

Paradise is considered amongst the strongest rivals of Biryani By Kilo. It is headquartered in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Paradise was founded in the year 1953, decades before Biryani By Kilo's inception. Sources say Paradise's revenue is approximately 1724% of Biryani By Kilo's revenue.

  • Biryani By Kilo v/s Charcoal Eats

Both the companies were found in 2015. Charcoal Eats is headquartered in Maharashtra, India. It operates in the food processing space. Biryani By Kilo and Charcoal Eats are not direct competitors.

  • Biryani By Kilo v/s Behrouz

Biryani By Kilo and Behrouz are known to have an expensive menu. Online reviews do not mention a clear winner between the two. Some reviews favor Behrouz over Biryani By Kilo while the others place the latter over the former. However, you should try them out before forming an opinion.

Biryani By Kilo - Future Plans

The company is aiming for a sales run rate of more than $5.8 million (INR 40 crores) in the coming years. The company plans to export its Handi biryani to the UAE and the UK. The team at Biryani By Kilo is also researching healthy dishes such as quinoa biryani and brown rice biryani. There are plans to open 40-50 Biryani By Kilo outlets in North India in the coming year.

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