Bloomington, Ind. — Curry Up Now, an award-winning Indian fast-casual concept, has broken ground on its first Indiana location, which is slated to open in early spring 2021 in Bloomington near Indiana University. This expansion is part of a multi-unit franchise deal for the entire state of Indiana, with plans to grow Curry Up Now in the greater Indianapolis area and expand across the state to additional college towns such as West Lafayette and South Bend, and into suburbs like Fishers and Carmel.
“We were attracted to Bloomington from the beginning of our research because it is a timeless place with such a historic university, as well as being a steady economic environment,” says Rick Renner, one of the Indiana franchisees. “When the opportunity to open a restaurant near Indiana University’s famous Sample Gates arose, we knew it was a prime location that we needed to jump on. We know we will be able to stand out here and provide a great indoor and outdoor dining experience for students, faculty and local residents.”
Adds Co-Founder Akash Kapoor: “We’re thrilled to be breaking ground on our first Indiana location. Despite the unexpected challenges of 2020, Curry Up Now has had five successful grand openings throughout the country in 2020 thus far. This is an important milestone for our company.”
Curry Up Now began as a food truck in 2009, founded by Kapoor and his wife, Rana Kapoor, and supported by co-founder and senior vice president of operations, Amir Hosseini. In the last 10 years, the Kapoors have expanded the Curry Up Now empire to include three food trucks, 13 brick-and-mortar restaurants spanning coast to coast, and a globally-inspired craft cocktail bar concept, Mortar & Pestle, that is housed within select Curry Up Now restaurants.
Curry Up Now currently has more than 45 franchised and corporate stores sold and in varying stages of development across the country, and pending franchise deals in more than 10 additional states. For more information, visit www.curryupnow.com.
SOURCE: Curry Up Now