Delhi-based restaurant chain, Cafe Delhi Heights is expanding aggressively and plans to venture into Mumbai. Speaking to Food & Hospitality World, Vikrant Batra, founder of Cafe Delhi Heights informed, “ I don’t plan to go to Mumbai for a short term, I would like to make it my home, like Delhi. It is a different market but we have done our research and it’s the right time to move ahead. We plan to open five to seven outlets every year, but before we head out to any other city we would like to settle in Mumbai.” Having inherited the business of Batra Banquets, Batra ventured out alone by starting his first Delhi Heights restaurant in 2009.
Batra shared, “After working in the catering business, I felt it required a lot of personal involvement and was a bit unorganised. It became restricted after a point and I cannot simply relate growth to money. During my travel across the world I was inspired by the cafe themed restaurants as there was no such concept in our country. This gave me the idea to create an ambience where people would come nine times a week to enjoy good food and work.”
Cafe Delhi Heights has seven cafes across Delhi with three more in the pipeline opening across Noida, Connaught Place and Aerocity.
Commenting on his international plans, Batra added, “I would like to create a strong base in the country, first I would like to experiment with a different city and then move forward. The market is there as Indian Accent, Gym Khana and Banaras have already made a presence, but I would like to invest more in my team and infrastructure before taking the big leap.”