As ‘Chipotle of Indian Food’ approaches opening, owner shares plans for national dominance


Sankranti, which plans to launch its fast-casual Indian cuisine this winter, intends to expand throughout the next year, the company said Thursday.

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The brand is looking to bring affordable and customizable Indian options to Emory University, Cumberland, Peachtree Park, and Georgia Tech in metro Atlanta. This will bring the restaurant to a total of five locations in Georgia by the end of 2022, with plans to expand nationwide soon.

The menu will feature curry bowls, kathi rolls, pulaos, kebabs, traditional appetizers like samosas, salads and desserts inspired by the regions of North and South India. Protein options include classics like Chicken Tikka, Chicken Malai, and Lamb. Vegetarian options such as paneer tikka masala and mixed vegetable kurma will also be available.

Owner Srinivasa “Nimms” Nimmagadda wants to make Indian food more mainstream, according to the announcement. He compares the future of Sankranti to the well-known quick and casual options with plans to expand the restaurant nationwide as it grows.

“We want to be like the Chipotle of Indian cuisine,” he says, taking the restaurant to even more communities. “There is nothing like it for Indian cuisine now, and we want to become it. “

Much like Chipotle, customers place orders at the counter and build their meals that are easily customizable, but with meals “more health conscious than most quick and casual” menus.

“We firmly believe that people should never have to compromise their health and wellness just to get a quick and delicious meal,” he said. “And soon, even more people will have Sankranti in their communities to satisfy this urge.”

The first quick and easygoing Sankranti is located at 237 Perimeter Center Parkway, NE, Suite # H-56, in Dunwoody in the State Farm office building near the Dunwoody MARTA station, and is slated to open in early 2022.


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