Bengaluru-based VRO Hospitality eyes national expansion; to open 27 new restaurants

As a part of the new expansion plan, VRO Hospitality will open new outlets of Taki Taki, Cafe Noir, Badmaash, One Night in Bangkok, Hangover, Plan B, and Tycoons.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
VRO Hospitality

India’s fastest growing hospitality chain VRO Hospitality is all set to acquire 90,000 square feet of real estate as it expands nationally with new footprints in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Goa, Ooty, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Kochi.

VRO Hospitality, which owns more than ten popular fine dining brands, lounge bars, and cafés, plans to open 27 new outlets across Bengaluru, Mumbai, Goa, Ooty, and Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Kochi.

VRO Hospitality plans to take 50,000 square feet on lease in Bengaluru, 4,000 square feet in Ooty, 10,000 square feet in Kolkata, 8,000 square feet in Mumbai, and 3,0000 square feet in Kochi, 8,000 square feet in Hyderabad and 5,000 square feet in Goa.

Started by two 29-year-olds, Dawn Thomas and Safdhar Adoor, and experienced restaurateur Sharath Rice, almost a decade back, VRO Hospitality owns popular brands like Mirage, Taki Taki, Cafe Noir, Badmaash, One Night in Bangkok (ONIB), Plan B, Hangover and Tycoons

With the next expansion drive, VRO Hospitality will grow its current portfolio to 50 outlets by the end of the year. 

“Our expansion plan represents one of the most important milestones in our history. Over the next six months, we will be introducing multiple new brand options in the markets of Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Ooty, Kochi, and Kolkata. The coming few months present us with an opportunity to scale rapidly as we chase growth and profitability,” shared Rice.

As a part of the new expansion plan, VRO Hospitality will open new outlets of Taki Taki, Cafe Noir, Badmaash, One Night in Bangkok, Hangover, Plan B, and Tycoons.

Bengaluru will have 16 new outlets, while Ooty will witness the opening of the legendary Tycoons. In Bengaluru, seven new outlets of iconic French café would be opened, three Hangover, two Plan B, three Badmaash, and one ONIB. VRO will also enter Kerala by opening a new Café Noir in Kochi.

“Post the first lockdown, VRO Hospitality saw an opportunity to scale, grow, and restructure the organization completely, raise funds and acquire new brands. Now is an opportune moment to take these brands to newer markets. These new outlets will also help us to run 50-60 cloud kitchens and build a unique food and beverage platform with offline and online experiences,” added Thomas.

VRO is also set to bring four of its popular brands to Kolkata as it aims to chart a new course for its success. They have already identified properties in Park Street, Ballygunge, and Salt Lake to launch Plan B, Hangover, Badmaash, and its fine dining pan-Asian restaurant Taki Taki.

After successfully opening Café Noir and Taki Taki in Mumbai last year, VRO continues its expansion drive by opening Plan B, Hangover, and ONIB in Bandra. Goa which saw the opening of Mirage, will also have a new ONIB.

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