City dabbawalas won’t just carry meals, will cook them for you too
MUMBAI: The city’s famous dabbawalas have changed their delivery model, in a manner of speaking. From January 1, they won’t just drop off tiffins; they’ll also offer fresh, home-style meals prepared by their wives.
“We are targeting young working couples who want homecooked food, but don’t have the time to make it,” says Subhash Talekar, general secretary of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association.
So far, the six sigma operators have stuck to picking up meals from customers’ home and delivering them still hot to their offices. Now, they’re offering to cook that lunch too. The weekly menus will comprise Maharashtrian and Gujarati fare, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options priced Rs95 and Rs110 a day respectively. Only lunch will be offered, in keeping with the existing dabbawala model, seven days a week.
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