Moti Mahal Delux Management Services Private Limited: Motimahal brand was established in 1920 MMDMS is a privately listed company limited by shares set up in 2003 by Monish Gujral, the grandson of Shri Kundan Lal Gujral. The company was set up with the objective of expanding the Moti Mahal brand globally into a franchisor-franchisee system. Over the years, the company has shown exponential growth and it has grown from 7 stand-alone restaurants to 100 plus franchisees and a company-owned chain of restaurants across the world. The company has successfully launched and run other brands namely: Kebab Trail, China Trail, Dosa Trail, Chaat Trail, Biryani trail, Wrap N roll, Lounge By Nite, DNY Bread-bar, Food Truck Trail. The company also manages several hotels and provides an effective F&B solution for the hotel segment. Some of our most successful hotels are based in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Assam, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh. Moti Mahal is a global chain of restaurants with over 150 franchises in India and around the world. After the partition of India in 1947, the first Moti Mahal in Delhi was founded by Kundan Lal Gujral, Kundan Lal Jaggi, and Thakur Dass as one of the first restaurants to introduce Punjabi cuisine to the rest of the world. Many famous dishes include tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and dal makhani.
Moti Mahal was founded by Kundan Lal Gujral, Thakur Dass, and Kundan Lal Jaggi, in Delhi in 1947. They worked at a small eatery called Moti Mahal, owned by a man named Mokha Singh in Peshawar, British India, from the 1920s to 1947. Moti Mahal was the first to dig up a tandoor right in the middle of the eatery and since then Peshawar was introduced to the culinary art of tandoori chicken by them. This was a success and soon there was a demand for Tandoori at social gatherings and wedding feasts where they would use an improvised tandoor. A portion of Tandoori chicken. Kundan Lal Jaggi, Kundan Lal Gujral, and Thakur Dass, the founders of the restaurant, are credited with the invention of the dish. After the partition of India in 1947, they fled to Delhi with their families. In Delhi, the three partners bought a Thara (booth) in the Daryaganj area, then considered a newer part of Old Delhi and then they started Moti Mahal, Daryaganj Moti Mahal further went on to invent butter chicken and dal makhani. This brought about a revolution in taste and a place on the International Gourmet Map. Thus, was born the Moti Mahal Restaurant, contributed significantly to putting India on the food map of the world. Indian leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Zakir Hussain among various foreign dignitaries like Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the Delahousse family. And M. Maulana Azad, the great Muslim leader, reportedly told the Shah of Iran that while in India he must make two visits – to the Taj Mahal and Moti Mahal. Later in the 1970s Kundan Lal’s son Mr. Nand Lal ‘Bila’ Gujral, upon the exit of Thakur Dass from the partnership, expanded Moti Mahal Delux in south Delhi to establish the Moti Mahal Delux Chain of Restaurants. Today the group is successfully managed by Kundan Lal Gujral’s great-grandson Monish Gujral.
The company was set up to expand the Moti Mahal brand globally into a franchisor-franchisee system. Over the years, the company has shown exponential growth and it has grown from 7 stand-alone restaurants to 100 plus franchisees and a company-owned chain of restaurants across the world. The company has successfully launched and run other brands namely: Kebab Trail, China Trail, Dosa Trail, Chaat Trail, Golden Oven, Lounge by Nite, DNY Bread-bar, and Food Truck Trail. The company also manages several hotels and provides an effective F&B solution for the hotel segment. Some of our most successful hotels are based in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Assam, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, the company has established a successful parallel source of revenue through the means of manufacturing and exporting units for Kitchen equipment, furniture & fixtures, printing & stationery. Today, Moti Mahal is synonymous with authentic Mughlai Indian food. Moreover, it is a global brand with its footprints in every major city across India, the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and the USA. The brand is also registered and trade-marked in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Lebanon, GCC countries, Turkey, And several more.
• The Moti Mahal Management Services’ mission is to set up franchise outlets with the least amount of capital expenditure while maintaining exceptional standards of efficiency and quality. • We endeavor to provide our customers with ethnic North-Indian food in a traditional and authentic ambiance in the best locations of a city. • we aim to effectively create 5000 franchise outlets worldwide. • We wish to manufacture, market, sell and export our signature blend of Moti Mahal’s spices and Ready Eat packages and frozen food items. • We wish to set up a network of cloud kitchens to provide our signature authentic Indian food across the world. • We are endeavoring to set up our catering services for trains, flights, and corporates. • We wish to set up our one-stop-shop consultancy services to enable people to open the restaurant of their dreams.
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To provide our customers with ethnic and tasty Indian food as we would enjoy at home in a fiesta and friendly atmosphere in the best of locations in your city. Building upon the Legacy.