What started as a alcohol-induced idea for a restaurant and then evolved into a wildly successful chain of Indian fast food joints has since evolved further into a food delivery service. Known as Faaso, this technology driven chain of fast food joints was founded by two engineers with no knowledge of how restaurants worked and has since received more than $20 million in funding.
Two Indians traveling, working, and living abroad got tired of eating burgers, hotdogs, and pizzas. Their taste buds craved for Indian food. One was in London, and the other one in Singapore, but when they chatted, it was often about the chapatis (flat bread) and paneer (cottage cheese) they were missing. On a cold night, the wheels of creativity greased by a few drinks, the two friends were grumbling as usual about the fast food they were consuming. And they came up with Faaso’s, which is today a rapidly growing chain of Indian fast food restaurants. Few people know that Faaso’s is an acronym for “Fanatic Activism Against Substandard Occidental Shit” – the product of an alcohol-induced late night tirade against burgers, pizzas, and hotdogs.