Sri Annapurna – The Goddess of Food. As per mythology, nobody sleeps hungry in the city of Varanasi because of her blessings.
Taking her blessings and moving ahead, Sri Annapurna was established in the year 2000 with an idea to provide the residents and guests of Varanasi a quality South-Indian meal in an upscale and hygienic environment. The modest journey was started by its founder, Mr. Ravi Shankar Jhunjhunwala who stuck with just three things – Quality, Consistency & Hygiene. He soon started getting the love of his guests not only from Varanasi but also from the tourists visiting Varanasi from across the world.
The journey that began with a small 800 square feet South-Indian restaurant with just 2 chefs and 4-floor staff, is now 200+ employees strong. Sri Annapurna kept evolving itself and branching out to different verticals of hospitality with the passing time.
Sri Annapurna expanded to a 2500 square feet facility multi-cuisine restaurant.
Sri Annapurna ventured into the unorganized mithai industry and was the first sweet shop of the city with an A.C and computer billing.
To cater to the social-events, Sri Annapurna established a plush 5000 square feet banquet and outdoor catering.
Seeing the lack of good quality and eggless bakery in the city, Sri Annapurna ventured into the bakery business under the brand Flour & Beans which now caters to almost all the modern retail stores and households of the city with its quality and innovative bakery products.
In order to get closer to its patrons and to serve South-Indian cuisine with a twist, Sri Annapurna launched its food-truck: Gunpowder Co. which is gaining its popularity with every passing day.