When hunger pangs strike late in the midnight, don’t you wish there was a convenient alternative to the steeply priced food delivery apps? Add to that, if you are strapped for cash and aren’t in the mood to check in, here’s something which will make you heave a sigh of relief.
Bengaluru boys, Arun Varma and his younger brother Krishna have conjured up BBQ Ride India — the city’s first food motor bike — with an inbuilt car attached to enable easy storage, package and even cooking, aimed at the young and famished Bengalurean on the go. In a candid chat, the students by the day and entrepreneurs who mean business by the night, tells us more...
"We hail from an Army background, and have been travelling and relocating from one state to another from the time we can remember. But, having lived in Bengaluru for a while now, and as far as our observation goes; the average city-goer is an open minded foodie. Everyone’s game to try out a new venture — if it gets delivered at their doorstep and doesn’t really pinch their wallet," shares Arun, a 22-year- old BBA student from the Sindhi College of Commerce, Hebbal.
While starting up has always been on their mind, Krishna, a B.Com student, stresses how it was their casual upbringing that egged them to pursue their calling.
"Even as young kids, we were always excited about newer ventures and ideas. Our parents have been supportive throughout and I’m truly grateful that our college has been equally flexible. It’s helped us focus on what really matters — starting-up and making a difference."
Two months since its inception, and it’s already keeping the boys on their toes. But is that coming in their way of unwinding? Not really. "We are true blue foodies at heart. So, we’re either trying out new places or exploring newer places. Either way, we’re always on the go. And yes, since we have regular college to balance with, we like catching up on our lost classes in our free time!"
Despite a glut of trucks and similar ventures today, the siblings are hopeful that a good idea will always find takers. "I think it’s important to believe in yourself. We are thrilled about how things are shaping up. Our fingers are crossed. At the end of the day, if one person zeroes in on us during an unearthly hour, the purpose is served. The future looks just the way we’ve always loved it — uncertain and thrown open to a lot of possibilities."