Formidable street food festival and event caterer – Chapati Man, has pulled off a major deal in selling the ‘Chapati Man Master Franchise’ rights for Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan consortium, headed by the esteemed former Sri Lankan first-class cricketer and current international cricket commentator – Roshan Abeysinghe, have purchased the Chapati Man licence to open Chapati Man fixed food-to-go sites and food trucks across Sri Lanka. The first Chapati Man fixed premises are set to open in Colombo in December 2018.
Chapati Man – the Spicy Indian Wrap festival and event catering business was first created in London by husband and wife team Chris and Andrea Rai, back in 2007. The idea came from taking left over curry in a wrap to work. Their love of music festivals inspired them to share with other party-goers the authentic curry recipes Chris grew up with; still being made by Chris’s mother Martha – and the Chapati Man brand was born!
Chris Rai (owner and founder of Chapati Man) believes this a huge coup for the Chapati Man brand and concept, saying
“It’s the next logical step to take the brand from a national level to a worldwide audience and is yet another exciting step in the already hugely successful, Chapati Man journey. The Sri Lankan economy is currently booming and for Chapati Man to be a part of this is a huge achievement.”
Andrea Rai believes the Chapati Man brand will now become a major player across the globe and thinks this Master Franchise sale will be the first of many. She says confidently,
“For Chapati Man to pull off a deal of this kind, shows once again how versatile our brand is. It’s a brand and concept that can adapt and fit into various markets – a huge pat on the back to Chris – the Chapati Man Himself – for making this deal happen! Watch this space, as this is only the beginning.”
Roshan Abeysinghe, who fronts the Sri Lankan Chapati Man consortium (Chapati Man Lanka Pvt Ltd), alongside Milroy Manuel and Rajindra Amarasekere, said
“We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for the Sri Lankan consumer who is bound to enjoy a wholesome and healthy meal at an affordable price. Our thanks to Chris and Andrea for the confidence placed in us on there first overseas appointment”.
”We wish every success to Chapati Man and the Sri Lankan consortium in this exciting new venture. Having watched their journey and tasted their incredible street food, we are looking forward to see where their business takes them in the future….”