Gourmet Investments to launch ‘Nihonbashi’ in India

Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd (GIPL), the representative of the popular pizza chain Pizza Express, to launch seven new launches within this financial year.

According to a BW Hotelier report, the company is planning to introduce an international brand – Nihonbashi to India. The launch is in addition to evolve their existing home-grown brands.

Besides Mumbai, the expansion plan includes key primary markets such as Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

“We pride in our assets, starting from our parent company – Bharti to our management team and our partners – from different brands to real estate companies,” Deepinder Batth, COO, Gourmet Investments was quoted as saying from the BW Hotelier report.

With the successful opening of nine restaurants until July last year, Gourmet Investment’s Runway Project has been a new concept altogether in the F&B space.

“‘The Project’ series came to existence due to the gap we see in the market. All the “Projects” (4 in number) are concept-based restaurants which are hyperlocal in nature and adapt not just in terms of menu and ambience, but to suit what our customer seeks during a particular day,” Batth quoted further.

“The Project” series is an extension of Pizza Express, which has a wider offering not just in terms of menu items but in terms of concept and reach to its audience. The menu at The Runway Project has been curated by celebrity chef Vicky Ratnani, who is also the corporate chef of the group.

Nihonbashi is the flagship Japanese-seafood venture of Dharshan Munidasa, whose restaurant Ministry of Crab is also on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at position number 29.

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