BBQ Ride India, a Bengaluru-based food-bike startup, is revving to make a start overseas after a year of domestic operation. Come March 2018 and Londoners could be eating out of a 500-cc Royal Enfield food-bike dishing out grills around Hyde Park.
A year ago, it started with just two food-bikes that were pitstopped in Hebbal and Jakkur. With 30 food-bikes, they now have franchisee-run operations in Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Puducherry, Jaipur and Lucknow. Pune and Mumbai are to follow soon. Driving and parking challenges in the city prompted them to think out of the box. They launched food-bikes to maximise within a minimum space. Their food-bikes come with a side car that includes a storage unit, a barbecue unit, grill pan and provisions for makeshift tables. They clock 15 kg of meat per bike per day.