Regional Foods “Metkut” Chain of Hotels Eyes Aggressive Expansion Plan In India, Plans To Open 50 outlets By 2025, Also Enter Into Spices and Sweets Business as well
Kath N Ghat, Premium Fine Dine Restaurant to Open 4 more outlets by 2024
India, May 17: Regional Foods both successful restaurant brands Metkut and Kath N Ghat have chalked out aggressive plans in India post-tasting success in the hospitality industry for over 7 years now. Both the restaurants are offering traditional Maharashtrian delicacies.
Speaking on the decision to enter into specialty cuisine restaurant, Chef Sunny Pawaskar, Director, Regional Foods Pvt. Ltd. said “Our aim is to elevate Maharashtrian food and showcase the rich culinary heritage that is otherwise seen only in homely kitchens. We wanted to offer the entire Maharashtrian food in a platter for which we travelled extensively across the state and tasted different foods so that we could bring everything to our customers on a single platform.”
Kath N Ghat, a fine dining restaurant based out of Thane, the interiors are similar to Pune’s Shaniwar Wada. The food is served on Panchadhatu / Kansa plate and water in copper glass. The restaurant is serving a vast menu that comprises both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Maharashtrian delicacies from across the entire state of Maharashtra. The famous food that people long to eat here is Mutton Thali, Malvani Surmai Fish Fry, Saoji Mutton, Chicken Roast, Khandeshi Chicken, etc.
Speaking on the expansion plans for Metkut and Kath N Ghat, Chef Sunny Pawaskar said “We have tasted the success in this industry for the last seven years. Now, we are ready to take the big leap. As part of our expansion plan, in 2019 August, we have set up our central kitchen in Thane itself which is spread over 2500 sqft. Metkut, got its first franchisee in December 2020 when the entire world was facing tough situations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, for Metkut itself, we are looking at opening 50 outlets in the next three years.”
For this, Metkut is looking at expanding by adopting three different models. One is they are looking at opening their outlets in Malls in Food courts. Besides, Metkut is also looking at opening up restaurants on National Highways like Pune-Kolhapur National Highway. Thirdly, Metkut is looking at opening restaurants in the Hi-street areas also.
Speaking on Kath N Ghat’s expansion plans, Chef Sunny said “Post tasting success for the last 5 years, we are looking at opening up 4 more restaurants in the next two-year time frame. Of which, two of them we are planning in Mumbai itself. Besides, we are also looking at expanding our base in major metro cities Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagpur, Pune, and Goa. For this expansion programme, we are looking at investors. Besides, we are also entering into the sweets and spices market under the brand name of MetKut itself and it will be available to customers through our existing outlets as well as online.”