For someone who has always been a thorough foodie who loved trying out new cuisines, Teja Chekuri, Managing Partner, Ironhill India however never saw himself delving into the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry as an entrepreneur.
He studied engineering and his first tryst with F&B came in the US where he saw the demand for Indian cuisine, while also experiencing the craft beer culture.
He believes that in India, F&B always had great scope, but previously the focus was on eating in-house with dining out reserved mostly for weekends and occasions.
While the hospitality industry is an already established one and needs no introduction, it is important to innovate and keep things fresh is what is his mantra to stay relevant.
Looking ahead, he plans to take the brand pan India over the next few years and aims to have at least 30 outlets by 2027.
Read the full story that first appeared in Hash#ag magazine’s January 2023 issue here: