KhanaGadi, a food delivery aggregator supplying plated meals and combos to train passengers at 150 railway stations in the country, raised undisclosed round from Hyderabad-based early stage growth fund 50K Ventures. KhanaGadi is owned by GBS Travel and FoodTech Pvt. Ltd.
The Jaipur-based start-up will use the money to double its station network, recruit teams at different locations and market the product. KhanaGadi is aiming to serve 1,000 customers a day in 300 stations by next year.
“KhanaGadi has hand-picked the particular space where travellers truly undergo a great deal of struggle to find decent food,” Sanjay Enishetty, co-founder of 50K Network, said in a statement. “With KhanaGadi solving such a major issue that most of the Indians face, I think hygienic and delicious food with different options would soon be available at every station with just an order through your app.”
KhanaGadi’s menu and packaging has been designed keeping the environment of train in mind. If a train is running late, the app reschedules food delivery accordingly.
KhanaGadi competes with New Delhi-based TravelKhana (Duronto Technologies Pvt Ltd), Patna-based RailRestro (Yescom India Softech Pvt Ltd), YatraChef and TravelerFood among others.
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