RailRestro, A StartUp from Patna is Changing the E-catering Ecosystem in India

In a country where more than 3 million people travel thousands of kilometres every day, if there is a medium which connects a diverse country as ours,together, then it is our railway network. Adding to the charm is the e-catering that adds spice and comfort to these 3 million stories every day. RailRestro is an authorised e-catering service partner of IRCTC, the Indian Railways ombudsman. RailRestro embarked on this journey with a vision to be the most preferred brand for ordering meals during train journeys in India with a mission to provide fresh, tasty and healthy food to every passenger within the comfort of their seats.

This was the start and as the company began to grow with increasing demands of food supplies in train, the startup reached break-even in just nine months from the date of its inception. The order processing capability increased from 50 meals to over 500 meals per day. Railrestro later joined hands with Indian Railways e-catering services as an official partner in November 2016. This was a major leap as the orders grew by three folds in just few months. The major reason behind this was the enormous vendor network at the backend of Railrestro’s e-catering venture.

Manish Chandra and his wife Suman Priya, the husband-wife duo, being travel enthusiasts,would always find it difficult to get good food on train journeys.

“It almost seemed impossible to imagine hot, savoury food being served, right at one’s seat while travelling in a train without facing a good deal of hassle. It was while thinking on this that I came up with a unique business model to form a link between popular food chains and restaurants and the trains, thus solving the problem of the availability of quality food.” said Manish.

This led him to begin to start an e-catering company called RailRestro in 2015. They made their first pilot project by delivering meals between Patna- New Delhi trains. When found it working, they pushed further on the tie-ups with major restaurants across other routes. This is where the foundation stone of e-catering services was laid down as Railrestro.com, a venture of Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd.

The order processing capability increased gradually from 50 meals to over 500 meals per day. Talking about this huge leap, Manish says,

“The wider vendor network and multiple options helped us in achieving the major share of orders processed via IRCTC. This fueled the growth of the company and we could process more and more orders with our restaurant partner’s support.”

The founder Mr. Manish Chandra was felicitated at the recently concluded Entrepreneurship event focused on budding startup entrepreneurs from Bihar.

Railrestro has emerged as the largest order processing partner in e-catering ecosystem.

How to order food in train with Railrestro? 

Customers can book their food in train via its website: www.railrestro.com or the Railrestro app on iOS and Google Play or through WhatsApp on – +91-8102888111.

About Railrestro: 

Railrestro is an e-catering venture of Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd., with head office located at Software Technology Parks of India, Near Sai Mandir, Patliputra, Patna- 800013.

About The Team: 

The initial team consisted of handful of young graduates which later diversified and grew as the business attained traction. Currently the core team comprises of Shilpa Singh (Project Head), Shalini Jha (HR Manager), Ranjan Sharma (Operation Manager) & Amit Kumar Roy (Digital Marketing Manager). They paved the way forward in attaining profitability and generating brand value for the company.
The founder Mr. Manish Chandra was felicitated at the recently concluded Entrepreneurship event focused on budding startup entrepreneurs from Bihar.

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