RailRestro - Order Delicious Food Online from Train

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Today, nearly 6 billion people travel in Indian Railway and we Indians love this journey more than any other mode of transport. Train journeys, especially lengthy ones can get you hungry while you resist the desire to eat from the in-train caterer. The media has uncovered the pathetic side of train meals. This has made commuters apprehensive about consuming these meals.

To counter this issue, Manish Chandra came up with the concept of RailRestro. The objective of RailRestro is to ensure the easy and convenient availability of great food choices with variety & assortment and prepared in hygienic kitchen conditions for all consumer goods.

RailRestro - Company Highlights

Startup Name Railrestro.com
Headquarter Patna, India
Sector E-catering, E-commerce
Founders Mr Manish Chandra, Ms Suman Priya (Co-founder)
Founded 2015
Parent Organization Yescom India Softech Pvt Ltd
Website railrestro.com

RailRestro - About and How it Works
RailRestro - Founders and Team
RailRestro - Target Market Size
How was RailRestro Started?
RailRestro - Business Model and Revenue Model
RailRestro - Growth and Revenue
RailRestro - User Acquisition
RailRestro - Logo and Meaning
RailRestro - Funding
RailRestro - Startup Challenges


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RailRestro - About and How it Works

Railrestro.com was founded in the year 2015 to provide healthy & hygienic food in the Indian railways operated trains. It partnered with almost 8000 premium restaurants around the country. The company's vision is to make healthy and hygienic food available in the train.

Research shows statics of food poisoning in the train and people are helpless to eat non-healthy food while traveling. The company's motive is to provide all kinds of food to the Indian Railway travelers so that they can have healthy and well-cooked food in the train. Railretsro.com provides all kinds of meals on the wheel for travelers starting from baby food to the heavy Thalis of specific regions in the country.

Through its PAN-India based business, it has also helped numerous restaurants to increase their revenue by allowing them to deliver food in the train with the partnership of Railrestro.

Railrestro team believes in making the Indian Travelers railway journey a healthy, hygienic, and tasty one. The business slogan of the startup is “Ralrestro.com, spice up your train journey”.

You have numerous cuisines to pick from like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Hyderabad, Continental, Italian, Non-vegetarian, Vegetarian, and, of course, soft drinks. Besides all this, they ensure you that the local food suppliers, they have partnered with, cook hygienic food so that you do not have to rely on unhealthy snacks.

Railrestro tracks the train in real time and makes sure that fresh food is made available to the passengers travelling in the train through its network restaurants across India. Payments can be made directly online while placing the order or you can pay on delivery of the food too.


BONUS: You can use coupon code 'Restro 2020' and get 20% off of food orders from railrestro.com (applicable on orders above 299).


RailRestro - Founders and Team

Husband and Wife duo, Manish Chandra and Suman Priya are the Founders of RailRestro.

Founders of Railrestro
Manish Chandra and Suman Priya

Manish Chandra is the CEO & Director at RailRestro. He is a serial entrepreneur who has keen interest into e-commerce marketing buildups and startup Ideas

Suman Priya is Director and Co-founder at Railrestro. She is an inspiration who showed her faith in Manish's idea and helped him with full zeal to actualize the business idea into a business operation.

Currently there are more than 100 people working in-office and more than 300 work as delivery chain, freelancer and Marketing professionals.

"We hire only those motivated youths who believe in startup concept and ready to work for it. Our team enjoy a lot while working in the office. The environment is friendly and lively. Clubbed birthday celebration, anniversary celebration, lunch parties and festivals are organized frequently", says Manish Chandra about the office culture.
Railrestro Team
Railrestro Team

RailRestro - Target Market Size

The company is into the e-catering services and having the authorization of IRCTC e-catering, it is operating in PAN India. Till now, it has served almost 15 lakh meals on the train. The target audience is all the Indian railways' travelers. RailRestro is into e-commerce so all the measurement is done digitally with its AI-enabled website.

How was RailRestro Started?

Frequent railway journeys during Manish Chandra's (founder of Railrestro) college times made him realize the need for good food in the train. It was somewhere put in his mind to ring about some resolution to the food problems in the train. With the IRCTC portal and its partnership programs, the company came up in the market.

Initially, Manish discussed the idea with his family members and they are also the first investor of this company. His parents helped him to channelize and operate the business in the initial days. Later, Manish connected to different people in the same sector and fortunately, Railrestro.com received very good responses from the customers.


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RailRestro - Business Model and Revenue Model

RailRestro has marketplace kind of business model, with wide network of vendor tie-ups with restaurants across India. Passengers travelling via train can order food from the RailRestro Website/App or via call. It offers food as per the traveler preferences across multiple locations in India. Railrestro is an ISO certified company. Travellers need to furnish their PNR details or train number information on the website/app to enable smooth delivery on time.

RailRestro - Growth and Revenue

During the first 3 months of Inception, RailRestro ran on a no-profit and no-loss model. It gained traction when it partnered with IRCTC, and started processing 600 orders/day nine months after starting out. The company’s 2015-16 net revenue stood at Rs 1 crore (gross revenue or GMV was Rs 6 crore).

RailRestro - User Acquisition

The startup believes in providing a quality service to the passengers and that’s the single factor that attracts the customers to the brand. However, they are also onto the digital sphere so Google ads, Facebook campaigns, influencers programs also helped them to make Railretsro.com known amongst the general public at large.

RailRestro - Logo and Meaning

RailRestro embarked on this journey to be the most preferred brand for ordering meals during train journeys in India. Its Logo rightly signifies the activities of the startup.

RailRestro Logo

RailRestro - Funding

RailRestro is currently Bootstrapped. (Nov 2020)

RailRestro - Startup Challenges

"When we started our business the biggest challenge was to connect with the Restaurants and making them agree for the food deliveries in the train", recalls Manish Chandra, founder and CEO of Railrestro.

Initially the restaurant tie-ups were very difficult due to the trust issues and digital-unawareness. Slowly, their marketing team turned this hurdle into its strength by tie-up with more than 8,000 restaurants in each corner of the country.

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About Rishabh Rathi

Pre-Final Year Computer Science Undergrad and a freelancer.
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