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#DoYourBit: Join Cross Border Kitchens In Delivering Food To The Poor In The City
Whats Hot, April, 2020

#DoYourBit: Join Cross Border Kitchens In Delivering Food To The Poor In The City

The good news is that you can do your bit to help these people survive the COVID-19 pandemic with a basic contribution. Cross Border Kitchens (CBK), a F & B unit owning several delivery joints in the capital city, has launched an initiative #DoYourBit, While delivering healthy and hygienic food to all of you sitting at home, the riders of CBK are also looking out for the poor and marginalised sitting on the sides of roads, and giving them wholesome meals to eat. In addition to this, they are doing special lunch and dinner deliveries in localities where they have been able to identify needy people. However, in order to do more, the unit needs some help, as they're facing serious logistical and supply chain challenges. This is where you can play an important role and join them in helping the community.

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For those working in the lockdown, it’s longer shifts, less pay
livemint, April, 2020

For those working in the lockdown, it’s longer shifts, less pay

While people across the world are confined to their homes, Zoheb Ali Qureshi hasn’t seen his family for close to a month. Since the lockdown was announced to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Qureshi, the executive chef of Cross Border Kitchens (CBK), an internet-driven food and beverage company, has been spending his days cooking for customers at the south Delhi kitchen with the help of skeletal staff.

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Order Your Food From Irfan Bhai To Experience The Exotic Flavours Of Lucknow
NDTV Food, March, 2020

Order Your Food From Irfan Bhai To Experience The Exotic Flavours Of Lucknow

Staying at home and missing going to your favourite restaurants for some lip-smacking food? Worry not; treat yourself to some soul-stirring Indian Mughlai food by Irfan Bhai, right in the comfort of your home. Cross Border Kitchens, an Internet backed Food & Beverage company has added another food delivery brand- Irfan Bhai - that is an ode to the Lucknawi cuisine. The team has curated an exotic menu that takes you to the aromatic lanes of the City of Nawabs while sitting at your home. Relish on the delicateness of khichda, galawat, the makhmali qorma and Paya nahari or the sumptuousness of biryanis, and the sweetness of sheer.

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bw disrupt, June, 2020

Cloud Kitchens: Emerging As Safe Bet In Times Of Coronavirus 

As the nation limps back into a new normal there are significant changes that cannot be overlooked. Enthusiastic high-fives have turned into social and physical distancing practices, a projected 5 trillion economy has gone into contraction and once-booming industries have come to a stand-still in the space of 60 days. The Food & Beverage industry has not been spared, with most restaurants shut and delivery aggregators reporting up to a significant decline in order volume. Amidst all this, a pivot to a cloud kitchen model has been championed by some as a panacea to the industry’s current woes. A few large hotel chains and some restaurant chains are already experimenting with this. However, before cloud kitchen models start jumping out of the woodworks, there are a few important points to consider. 

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Cross Border Kitchens Registers Rs 3.33 Crore In revenue in FY19; Plans To Expand To 5 Kitchen Locations With 13 Unique Brands By End Of Q2 2020
business world, July, 2020

Cross Border Kitchens Registers Rs 3.33 Crore In revenue in FY19; Plans To Expand To 5 Kitchen Locations With 13 Unique Brands By End Of Q2 2020

Cross Border Kitchens (CBK) - a multi-brand, multi-vertical food-tech company, has registered Rs 3.33 crore in revenue in FY19. The company has also witnessed a 12% hike in cart value and recorded a 20-25% increase in order conversions during the lockdown.  Currently, CBK fulfills 10 - 12 thousand orders every month and plans to expand to 5 kitchen locations operating 13 unique brands by the end of Q2 2020.

Launched in early 2019, CBK manages 9 food delivery brands across multiple cuisines including Indian, Western, Pan-Asian and Specialty. The company has an additional 4 brands scheduled for launch in July. CBK currently operates 3 kitchens in the Delhi-NCR region and has 2 additional kitchens in the fit-out phase. Customers can access CBK’s offerings through each of its brand websites, apps, over the phone, and through aggregator partners – Zomato and Swiggy. Safety and hygiene have been a core value for the Delhi-based start-up and the company continues to enforce all safety guidelines including regular sanitization, daily temperature checks and contactless delivery to ensure the well-being and health of its customers and employees.

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