Planning to start a food retail chain, need angel investors, health food specialist (dietician, nutritionist) and retail professional

I'm planning to start a food retail chain in Pune which will have tag line related to health. I'd love to get connected with like minded people. At this point of time I cannot share the idea on this forum but feel free to send me an email so that we get connected and then can discuss the idea in detail.

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Comment by Ozoley on February 6, 2019 at 4:05pm
if anyone still interested to setup fast-food outlet please express your interest at ozoley at gmail dot com
Comment by Subhobrata Sengupta on March 3, 2010 at 11:50am
Hey RKS - I think we may be of help to each other. We are working on something similar and would like to get acquainted. You can email me on and we'll take it on from there.
Regards, SS
Comment by Shyamlal U. V on April 26, 2009 at 2:12pm
Hello, shyam here i'd really like you to get in touch.
My mail ID
Comment by Gautam Rastogi on February 6, 2009 at 12:56pm
Organic food is certainly not tasteless. The problem with that is it is not easily accessible and is a little expensive (since they do not put any fertilizers many crops get infected and hence low yield). I know few shops in Pune that sell organic cereals and vegetables exl; Dorabjee used to sell. However, healthy food need not be just organic. There are more things that you can do such as cooking the food with less oil etc and giving an accurate calorie count of all the items in your menu. Maybe you can have one section specifically for diabetics (many diabetics in india!). I know one company that has tiffin service in mumbai: Calorie care. They send you tiffins at your office and the menu is calorie counted and controlled by dietitian and nutritionists. If you want to try this in Pune, I would say Koregaon Park is the place to begin with. Bad location is one thing that can kill your retail food venture.
Comment by Santosh on February 4, 2009 at 9:29pm
I won't agree that "Organic" is equated by consumers as tasteless, some examples that come to mind include Honest Tea, Trader Joes, Vegetable Chips. There are some awesome, popular brands out there that have worked very well in this space.
Comment by Sabir Khan on February 3, 2009 at 2:49pm
Organic can also be a selling point,
but i feel people also associate Organic with being pricey,
which from my experience isn't the case,
as said by Gautam, Health, can be associated with being tasteless, but with good marketing, one can work around, & mind you'll being Healthy can also be very Tasty, German Bakery at Koregaon Park, Pune, is a fine example,
Also partnering with Barista or CCD was my option,
exploring European partners would also be a good option,
Comment by Gautam Rastogi on February 1, 2009 at 10:21am
Hello RKS,
I was thinking (in fact did some ground work as well) on a similar idea about about 2 years back. Finally things did not work out for us. However, there have been a few leanings from the process. I have listed few of them below:
1. You have to be careful in associating a food chain with "Health". Many people believe that the taste gets compromised when you introduce the "health" factor.
2. Many people "say" they want to eat healthy food but when it comes to changing their food habits, very few people do that.
3. If you are thinking on the lines of organic food etc, a steady supply is a challenge.
Have a few more things on this topic. Let me know if you are interested in knowing and hope this helps.
Comment by Santosh on January 28, 2009 at 8:35am
Just to help, you should also post your query on the main list here,

- Santosh
Comment by Sabir Khan on January 16, 2009 at 12:15pm
Well even i had put in some amount of time working for one such model,
my email is
i guess we can share notes

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