20th January 2018
London-based street food concept Chapati Man is launching a franchise model as it looks to expand throughout the UK.
The Chapati Man was founded in 2007 by husband-and-wife team Chris and Andrea Rai, based on Chris’s habit of taking leftover curry to work in a wrap. Having debuted at various street food markets and music festivals, the Rais are working with The Franchise Company, a consultancy that has helped franchises for the past 27 years.
The Rais now see a natural transition from a single trailer to a “herd” of franchised Chapati Man trucks.
“As the lunchtime palate becomes ever more sophisticated, there is a clear opportunity for Chapati Man’s flavour-packed, substantial and healthy wraps to be a success in other cities across the UK,” said Andrea Rai
Chapati Man is a regular pop-up on the network of London locations run by street food trading platform StreetDots.
StreetDots co-founder Atholl Milton said: “Chris and Andrea always impress us with their business nous and slick operation – they have a fantastic brand that will be welcomed by cities across the UK.”
The Franchise Company franchise consultant Mashud Choudhury added: “I see a huge number of franchises but I must say Chapati Man is really exciting simply because it’s the first in the franchise sector.”