UK opens its first-ever Indian street food drive-thru, photos shared online
Drive-Thru restaurants serving cuisines from around the world are fast becoming very popular in Europe and the US.
And as more and people are now more open to trying recipes from foreign countries, it's only a matter of time before we see drive-thru areas in our cities that represent different regions of the world.
UK for example has opened its first-ever Indian drive-thru. Unlike other places, this one doesn't have restaurants like Starbucks, McDonald's or KFC. Instead, it has several outlets that specialise in Indian food.
Chaiiwala started operations on Manchester Road in Bolton. But it was originally founded in New Delhi. It is now is the first drive-thru in the UK that sells both savoury and sweet items.
People driving across will be able to order popular Indian breakfast and lunch items. They can also indulged in street food dishes such as the Aloo Tikki Burgers, a Chilli Chip Butty, Chilli Paneer and Mumbai Mac 'n' Cheese.
As for desserts, visitors will be able to eat a variety of Indian sweets and, cheesecakes and chai lattes.
Chaiiwala has a number of different locations across the UK. But the one in Manchester Road is a drive-thru.
The restaurant posts updates about their locations, offers and new menu items on their Instagram page 'chaiiwala'.
“This is extremely exciting news for Bolton and the UK in general as this is the first time the Chaiiwala brand has been created as a drive-thru concept. This is a totally new experience for our valued customers and the first time they can experience our Indian street food in a drive-thru setting," co-founder Sohail Ali told The Bolton news.
He said the company has plans of replicating the Bolton model across the UK.
“This is the first time we have offered this concept and are delighted with the results. Using this blueprint we are now actively searching for new drive-thru locations across the UK which will replicate the Bolton store model," he added.
Sohail said that the concept will allow customers to experience Indian products in 'a faster format while also having the ability to visit the store'.
It seems to be a hit already as many have commented on the posts, calling Chaiiwala to open more outlets.