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NRAI’s participation at The Coalition


Delhi: The third edition of The Coalition (TC3) kicked off its three day seminar series on March 4, 2016, with National restaurant Association of India (NRAI) as supporting partner. At the panel discussion on the restaurant and F&B industry ‘So you want to start a restaurant’, held at Flyp@MTV Café, CP, New Delhi, Mr. Riyaaz Amlani, President, NRAI and CEO & MD of Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. focused upon the legal and commercial aspects of the food service business. He highlighted, earlier it was a hard nut to crack but now with NRAI and other industry bodies’ efforts, government is paying heed to industry’s demands and focusing on ‘Ease of doing business.’

For beginners, Riyaaz advised that one should hire a professional consultant who can advise you on different aspects of the business. He also added that Indian Restaurant Industry is the third largest contributor to the economy and a very large employment generator. Answering the various questions put up by the audience, Riyaaz shared his experience on how he started Mocha Coffee Shop and he sees SOCIAL as a successor to his first venture as he always wants to create a co-working space with a relaxed atmosphere. The panel discussion was moderated by Ms. Karen Anand, a renowned Chef and TV host.


(Photo: twitter.com/coalitionindia)

On the very next day of the event CM of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal exhibited an affirmative intent towards simplification of licenses and review of timings for restaurants which will act as a big boost for the industry. “NRAI is overjoyed with the intent announced by CM Kejriwal to give impetus to F&B sector. The reduction of drinking age, extension of operating timings of restaurants and bars as well as the removal of redundant licenses for the industry, are few of the agendas NRAI has been requesting for. We are glad that the CM has announced a review meeting with all concerned stakeholders on a common ground to come up with immediate decisions” said Mr. Amlani after the event.

Source: NRAI Office

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