Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Baba ka dhaba back in Business after restaurant fails

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Baba Ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad had fame last year after a YouTuber highlighted grim financial condition. The new restaurant that he had opened in Malviya Nagar in December 2020 using the donation money was shut down due to coronavirus pandemic and was running in loss.

He now runs an old eatery and wishes to continue the old famous 'Baba ka Dhaba' eatery as long as he is alive.

Last year, In December Kanta Prasad, had started a new restaurant in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. The new restaurant was also named 'Baba Ka Dhaba,' and it was just a few minutes from the old eatery.

Prasad said,

I had to shut the new restaurant on February 15. The expense of running a new restaurant was Rs 1 lakh, which includes the monthly salary of workers Rs 35,000 per month and rent of the shop was Rs 35,000 per month. Other expenses included electricity bills, water bills, etc. As compared to the investment, the income was more negligible, so it was necessary to close it because we were in loss,"

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According to Baba, the menu of his restaurant Baba Ka Dhaba included Indian and Chinese food. Kanta Prasad further said,

The old eatery is more profitable than a new one since investment and maintenance costs are less and he makes good profits than the new restaurant.

I can earn more through this shop (old eatery) since most of our customers know this place. Not many knew about our new shop,

The Baba Ka Dhaba eatery became an overnight success, and people from across the country had also made donations to Kanta Prasad. Later the video spread on the internet, in which 'Kanta Prasad' owner emotional talked about the fall of business due to the Covid pandemic, then hundreds of people queued up outside his Dhaba in south Delhi to buy their food.

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He had received enormous support from people and got financial support of around Rs 42 lakh. Following he started a restaurant with this money.

Kanta Prasad said he still has Rs 20 lakhs left for his future.

He also added that,

He will run this Dhaba till he is alive. He also claimed to shut it when he sees a drop. He has claimed to have kept Rs 20 lakhs for my wife and me from the money we received as donations last year.

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