Akshay Dosaj on Managing Multiple Brands & Scaling Biryani Pot

December 28, 2019

About This Episode

Akshay Dosaj, managing director of Purple Honey Group talks to us about how he manages 7 restaurants in Dubai, the challenges and benefits of working with his spouse, and how the group keeps innovation on the forefront – so much so that they received the Indian Innovator Award in 2016 by Entrepreneur Magazine for the fastest growth in the region. In this podcast, he reveals their vision & journey to achieving their goal of opening 30 restaurants in 2020.

Things we discuss:

  • Akshay’s role at Purple Honey Group
  • Struggles & challenges of managing multiple brands & locations
  • Maintaining balance while working with your spouse
  • The importance of branding & how it sets each business apart
  • Finding a roadmap to systemize consistency & quality
  • Inculcating constant innovation & growth 

Notable moments:

(16:51): The mindset shift isn’t easy to do and its much much harder having multiple brands

(23:34): It took 6 months and 700 food trials to get it right

(51:00): Be ready to know that if you forecasting to do a 100,000 you are going to do 20,000, build your whole model on that basis

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