Chaiiwala targets 500 sites with global expansion

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Quick service Indian restaurant brand Chaiiwala has outlined plans for international growth following a partnership with investment company Lote Global.

The collaboration is part of the UK-headquartered group’s long-term plan to strengthen and accelerate its domestic and international expansion to 500 sites with a focus on the US, Canada, and the Middle East.

It currently has a portfolio of 90 sites across the world with plans to hit 100 by the end of the year, including new openings in the UAE and Canada.

Chaiiwala was established in 2015 in Leicester and serves a fusion of Indian street food with a Western twist. Open from breakfast menu items include the English-ish breakfast; shakshuka; aloo paratha; masala chips; samosa chaat; and a selection of rotis and parathas.


The brand operates a number of formats, including high street locations, small kiosks, and retail park units. Last year the brand opened the UK’s first Indian street food drive-thru restaurant in Bolton.

“We are pleased to welcome Lote Global to the team as we solidify our position as the leading Indian street food business and shape the Chaiiwala brand for its next global chapter,” says CEO Muhummed Ibrahim.

“Collaborating with the Lote Global team, we believe we have found the ideal partner to expedite our vision of reaching 500 stores by 2026.

“The extensive experience and knowledge of the Lote Global team in key growth markets, such as the USA and the Middle East, will be invaluable as we embark on this pivotal phase of our journey.

“We have already laid the groundwork for our expansion in these crucial markets and have confidence that our partners will help us seize the significant global opportunity that lies ahead.”

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