Top 9 Food Chains in India

Baishali Das Adhikari Baishali Das Adhikari
May 3, 2022 6 min read
Top 9 Food Chains in India

The food industry is adding up its contribution to the world food trade every year. The top food chains in India have emerged as one of the high-growth and high-profit sectors. It is due to its immense potential for value addition, especially within the food processing industry. It has contributed almost 8.80 per cent of Gross Value Added (GVA) in Manufacturing and 8.39 in Agriculture. It sums up about 13 per cent of India's exports and six per cent of total industrial investment.

Therefore, we can drop the shade on how much the top food chains in India are contributing to the food industry, as well as the economy. We all are aware of the presence of these food chains around us. So, let's take a look at these food chains that are extremely popular in the country.

Domino's Pizza
Pizza Hut
Barbeque Nation
Subway
Barista Lavazza
Cafe Coffee Day
Burger King
Starbucks
Haldiram's

Domino's Pizza

For the pizza geeks out there, Domino's is like a one-stop destination to find love. Founded in 1961 by Tom Monaghan and James Monaghan, Domino's is an American multinational pizza restaurant that has extended itself to be one of the top food chains in India.

In 1996, the first outlet of Domino's was launched in New Delhi. Later, the franchise rights to Domino's Pizza in India is owned by Jubilant FoodWorks Limited and its subsidiaries in 2011. Besides pizza, they also serve a few other sides and Italian dishes.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is another food chain founded by Dan Carney and Frank Carney in the year 1938. It is another pizza seller brand that has been at the top and is an American multinational restaurant chain. A strong competitor of Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut has launched in India in 1996. Gradually it has branched itself into 430 outlets till now.

It is further planning to double its store count to over 700 in the coming five years. The owner of the US quick-service restaurant brand, Yum! Brands India is the second-fastest-growing market for Pizza Hut. It has contributed in the April-June quarter, upto 22% system sales growth.

Barbeque Nation

Barbecue Nation is one of the most widespread food chains in India. The startup emerged in India in 2006 and has been phased popularly as "Let's party at Barbeque Nation." It was founded by Sajid Dhanani

Barbeque Nation offers its customer a wide range of food mixed with special herbs and other spices. A few featured items from this place include Veg Keema, parantha, crispy corn, Cajun-spiced potatoes, mutton dishes, chicken Angra and so on. The brand is famous for serving a wide range of buffets to its customers.

Subway

Subway offers a variety of freshly baked bread with different sides that just spices up the tongue of the customers. It was founded by Fred DeLuca and Peter Buck in the year 1965 No one can deny the quality of the food is indeed very good at Subway. Apart from bread, Subway offers subs, salads, treats, and desserts and to add there are pepperoni sandwiches, ham, and salami too.

Subway is considered to be the second-largest QSR chain in the country as counted by the number of outlets they have. After launching in India in 2001, gradually it aimed at growing its business further. Now it has become one of the most popular food chains in the country.

Barista Lavazza

Sterling Group sold Barista to Lavazza in 2007 and by 2009, it became a well-known food chain in India with 200 outlets. Coffee culture has become a thing all around the world, which made these cafes grow faster in pace along with their business. Barista Lavazza is one of the ultimate places that served exquisite Italian coffees.

Meanwhile, Barista claims to bring new meaning to Italian coffee which is to be consumed in the Indian sub-continent. Apart from India, it has customers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Myanmar.

Cafe Coffee Day

Talking about coffee, our country is equipped with other top food chains in India, Cafe Coffee Day. It's the favourite hangout lounge for almost all generations of people, especially the young ones. Apart from a wide variant of coffee, they also offer chicken Cheeseburger, big crunch veg classic burger, hot brownie fudge, black forest cake, double shots coffee, and a never-ending list.

Started their journey in 1996, the Chikkamangaluru based company, under the parent company Coffee Day Global. Currently, Cafe Coffee Day has around 1500 outlets, making it one of the top food chains in India. One of the finest arabica coffee bean producers in Asia now exports them to abroad as well.

Burger King

Burger King is a popular America-based burger joint. It is considered to be an absolute competitor of Mc Donald. It arrived in the year 1996 and has successfully set up 400 outlets in two decades. This has helped shape fast-food consumption in India, later making it one of the popular food chains in India.

The outlets are available in all the major cities of the country. They are Bangalore, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Kolkata and many other places. Along with a few burger meals and other combinations, they also offer King XL, cheeseburgers, bacon King Jr, a range of whoppers, and even crispy and curly fries. For their dessert sections, they offer Pancakes, Frappuccinos, Delicious Chocolate milk, ice creams and a few other things too.

Starbucks

A popular phrase to start with, someone once said that β€˜Starbucks is not just a brand; it’s an emotion.’ It is yet to be justified how much it holds the emotion in its customised coffee cup. however, talking about its existence in India, teens are in love with their named being carved on the coffee cups. The brand has indeed worked a great deal to enhance its business to become a food chain that is popular and mighty.

Widely known for its hot coffee Frappuccino, espresso, and freshly brewed coffee, it also serves other beverages like shakes, which are pretty popular too. The menu does not halt here. They also offer lip-smacking snacks like chicken Kathi, paneer Kathi roll, tandoori paneer. IT has also included other delicacies like cakes, croissants, and muffins.

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Haldiram's

Starting with bhujiya and other mini snacks, Haldiram's now offers full-fledged restaurants in big cities like Gurgaon, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc. It is its reputation and food quality that summed it up to reach the top of the food business.

It has been eight decades that Haldiram's been functioning successfully running throughout the country. The Delhi and Nagpur based Indian sweets and snacks manufacturer has grown at a tremendous pace over the years. So much so, it has also been crowned as the country's largest snack company in 2017.

Conclusion

For the food-geeks, these are some of the most famous food chains in India that will never let you down. Be it a party or a mood swing, you can easily grab any one of them and it will perfectly match your vibe at any time. Most of the companies even offer home delivery. Apart from that many food delivery websites deliver these items from these food chains to your doorstep. Β 

FAQs

Who founded Haldiram's?

Shivkisan Agrawal is the founder of Haldiram's.

How many stores of Pizza Hut are there in India?

Pizza Hut has over 500 stores in India.

Is Cafe Coffee Day an Indian brand?

Cafe Coffee Day is an Indian brand founded in the year 1996.

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