The techies working at Gachibowli near Wipro have a new destination during lunch time. They walk out of their offices and head towards a yellow mobile van stationed opposite Wipro to relish hot food. It is a month since Yum Stop, the food chain on wheels has opened its doors and has been slowly but steadily building its customer base. Interestingly, it is not just during lunch, the mobile van is also seen in the morning hours providing breakfast and snacks in the evenings. For Karthik Yalamanchili, its founder and CEO, it has been an exciting endeavour as the project was ‘executed within 38 days.’ “A lot of attention to detail has been paid to impress the customers. We want to provide affordable food with focus on quality,” he says.
As one makes way to the mobile van during lunch time, software professionals are seen enjoying a quiet lunch. The menu is an interesting mix of Indian and Chinese dishes. One can enjoy hot sambar rice or dig into noodles or go for other delectable items on offer. If for breakfast, the regular items like idly, dosa, and puri among others is available, one can enjoy crispy bondas and bajjis as snacks from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. With two chefs working inside the van whipping up hot food, the food is provided in eco friendly disposable containers. For foodies wanting to watch some news while eating can do it here as a television is also attached to the van (However, TV is not functional yet).
Shashidhar Chowdary the supply chain manager of Yum Stop informs us that a mobile van stationed near Hotel Daspalla at Road No. 36 Jubilee Hills provides midnight dinner for hungry souls. “We regularly take feedback from our customers to improve our service,” he says and adds, “It is street food but our focus is hygiene. After the breakfast time, the van is washed and brought for lunch.”
The menu is also changed everyday as per the tastes. “If we make chicken 65 one day, we make chilli chicken the other day,” states Shashidhar.
Yum Stop plans to spread to IT hubs by next month.