Upscale Indian restaurant launches quick casual spin-off

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After establishing itself as a leader in the Indian restaurant scene in Georgia with its gourmet restaurant – Sankranti – Srivivasa “Nimms” Nimmagadda is tackling the fast casual industry.

Srivivasa “Nimms” Nimmagadda is opening a quick and casual Indian restaurant in Georgia. Photo by Brandon Amato

After establishing itself as a leader in the Indian restaurant scene in Georgia with its gourmet restaurant – Sankranti – Srivivasa “Nimms” Nimmagadda is tackling the fast casual industry.

The father, husband and tech guru opens up another version of Sankranti, which he has described as the “Indian version of Chipotle or Panda Express”. It allows customers to place orders over the counter and access quick, health-conscious options.

“We will continue to make great food and offer our franchisees the opportunity to invest in a unique concept and develop their own businesses,” said Nimmagadda, who will open the first location by the end of the year. year in Dunwoody, Ga with 10 others. come over the next few years.

“The goal is to mainstream Indian cuisine,” Nimmagadda said. “We bring Indian food to everyone.”

Nimmagadda, who hopes to attract franchisees with an entrepreneurial spirit and love for Indian food and culture, is seeking multi-unit franchise deals with up-front franchise fees of $ 30,000 and $ 22,500 for each additional franchise. .

The journey to the fast casual industry
After graduating from Bangalore University with a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering in 1993, Nimmagadda immigrated to the United States in 1997, landing in Portland, Maine. Soon after, he married his wife Kavitha, and they did odd jobs in convenience stores and retail to support the consulting firm Nimmagadda had started in their basement.

This eventually became Vensai Technologies Inc., which is now a multi-million dollar software development company that operates global delivery centers in the United States and India.

Give back
Food and technology aren’t Nimmagadda’s only passion, however. In 2009, he was inspired to devote more time and resources to charity. He and Kavitha created the Vensai Foundation, which supports helping homeless children, as well as the American Cancer Society in Georgia.

He has served as secretary and vice-president of the Shirdi Sai Temple of North America and is an active member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. With each of his businesses, his ultimate goal is to earn enough to continue giving to the causes that are close to his heart.


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