Ravi Chan­dran

IN­DIAN CEO (MENA), LIWA MI­NOR FOOD & BEV­ER­AGES NEW EN­TRY

Caterer Middle East - - Special Report -

Ravi Chan­dran has spear­headed 24 F&B brands, but now he faces the chal­lenge of spread­ing Aus­tralian all-day-din­ing café chain The Cof­fee Club across the Mid­dle East.

When he started three years ago they had five branches, which has now in­creased to 25, with 45 ex­pected by the end of 2019.

Chan­dran has done it by re­duc­ing food cost, re­duc­ing CAPEX by AED 0.5m per out­let, and im­ple­ment­ing new em­ployee train­ing meth­ods.

It has paid off, with the com­pany on track to achieve full year op­er­at­ing profit within three years of open­ing and Chan­dran look­ing to ac­quire or fran­chise two more suc­cess­ful F&B brands.

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