Top Indian Local Fast Food Chains 2020


The following chart represents a top 10 list of notable Indian fast food restaurant(quick service restaurant (QSR)) chains.

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NoQSR BrandsNumber of Outlets
3IndianCoffeeHouse400 +
4Wow! Momo340+
5Mio Amore300+
7Chai Point170+
9A2B – Adyar Ananda Bhavan140+
10Barbeque Nation138+
  1. Café Coffee Day
    Founder: V. G. Siddhartha
    Founded: 1993
    Headquarters: Bengaluru
    Café Coffee Day, a part of Coffee Day Global Limited, is India’s favourite hangout for coffee and conversations. Popularly known as CCD, the brand has suffered after the death of its founder V.G. Siddhartha, apparently by suicide, in July 2019. The total count of CCD’s outlets is 1,480 as on June 30, 2020. Cafe Coffee Day has also expanded outside India with its outlets in Austria (Vienna), Czech Republic, Malaysia, Egypt and Nepal.
  1. Monginis
    Founder: Hussein Khorakiwala
    Founded: 1958
    Headquarters: Mumbai
    Monginis is an Indian pastry and bakery chain based in Mumbai with outlets in different cities in India and Egypt. As on June 30, 2020, the total count of Monginis’s outlets is 900+ including 700+ in India.
  1. Indian Coffee House
    Founder: Indian Coffee Board
    Founded: 1936
    Indian Coffee House is a restaurant chain in India, run by a series of worker co-operative societies. It has strong presence across India with nearly 400 coffee houses. The first outlet – then named ‘India Coffee House’ – opened in Churchgate, Mumbai in 1936, and was operated by the Indian Coffee Board. Indian Coffee House is one of the biggest restaurant chains in Kerala with over 51 outlets in the state. There are co-operative societies(The Indian Coffee Workers’ Co-operative Society Limited) in the country to run the coffee houses.
  1. Wow! Momo
    Founder: Sagar Daryani, Binod Homagai
    Founded: 2015
    Headquarters: Kolkata
    Wow! Momo is an Indian chain of fast food restaurants headquartered in Kolkata, specializing in momos, dumpling popular in Nepal, Tibet and India. Wow! Momo is the largest fast food chain in Kolkata with 100+ outlets in the city. It has 340+ outlets across India.
  1. Mio Amore
    Founder: Arnab Basu
    Founded: 2015
    Headquarters: Kolkata
    Mio Amore is a bakery and confectionary chain in Eastern India. Mr Arnab Basu earlier held the franchise of the Monginis brand and later set up his own brand Mio Amore after the group(Monginis-Switz Foods) split up in 2015. There are 300+ Mio Amore stores in West Bengal and Odisha.
  1. Barista
    Founder: Amit Judge
    Founded: 2000
    Headquarters: New Delhi
    Barista is an Indian chain of espresso bars and cafes that headquartered in New Delhi, India. The Barista Coffee Company Limited has over 220+ Barista Coffee Espresso Cafe and Barista Coffee Kiosks across India including its Franchise partners. Besides India, Barista Coffee also has cafés in locations across Myanmar and Nepal.
  1. Chai Point
    Founder: Amuleek Singh Bijral
    Founded: 2010
    Headquarters: Bengaluru
    Chai Point is an Indian tea company and a cafe chain which focus on the tea-based beverages. Chai Point is also focusing on the vending machine business and packaged snacks – covering not only beverages. The company runs 175 stores across 13 cities., an IoT-enabled tea/coffee vending machine is currently live at more than 4,000 locations.
  1. Jumboking
    Founder: Dheeraj and Reeta Gupta
    Founded: 2001
    Headquarters: Mumbai
    Jumboking is a chain of fast food restaurants based primarily in Mumbai, specializing in the regional fast food dish vada pav. Jumboking is the second largest fast food restaurant chain in Mumbai after Domino’s and has 110+ outlets in the financial capital of India only. It has 150+ outlets across India.
  1. A2B – Adyar Ananda Bhavan
    Founder: Thiru. K.S. Thirupathi Raja
    Founded: 1979
    Headquarters: Chennai
    Adyar Ananda Bhavan, popularly known as A2B, is the oldest chain of vegetarian restaurants and confectioners in Chennai and has 140+ outlets across India, majorly in South India. It also has outlets in Malaysia, Singapore and the USA.
  1. Barbeque Nation
    Founder: Sajid Dhanani
    Founded: 2006
    Headquarters: Bengaluru
    Barbeque Nation is an Indian restaurant chain which pioneered the concept of live on the table grills in India. It was founded in 2006 by Sajid Dhanani. Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd. operates 138 outlets in India, 5 outlets in UAE, 1 outlet in Malaysia and 1 outlet in Oman.

Some other notable mentions:
Founder: Aggrawal family
Headquarters: Delhi
Bikanervala is an Indian sweets and namkeens food chain. Bikanervala has 85 outlets in India and also has a global presence with 26 outlets operating in UAE, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore and USA.

Founder: Nirula Brothers, L.C. and M. Nirula
Headquarters: Delhi
Nirula’s is India’s oldest fast food restaurant chain and Delhi’s first fast food restaurant, opening in Connaught Place in 1977. It is based in North India and one of the most popular fast food junctions in the NCR Delhi.

Hotel Saravana Bhavan
Founder: P. Rajagopal
Headquarters: Chennai
Hotel Saravana Bhavan is the largest South Indian vegetarian restaurant chain in the world. It was founded in 1981 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It has 30+ restaurants in India and 85+ across several countries in Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.

Apart from these other significant Indian QSR brands are Haldiram’s Planet Food, Dosa Plaza, Chaayos, Chai Thela, Smokin’ Joe’s Pizza, Laziz Pizza, Honest Restaurant, Burger Singh & many others.