Food Industry is undergoing a paradigm shift. Food platforms like Zomato, Swiggy, etc. have become very popular not only in metro cities but also in small towns. The culture of selling food through Food Trucks is becoming popular. This trend of selling food through trucks is already well established in the West. The future of food truck business seems bright with their projected revenue growth at a rate of 3.7% in the next five years. The Meals on Wheels concept has made its presence customary in Indian cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR by far and the need for it is rapidly increasing.

In order to seize this opportunity INDCOSERVE is starting a Tea cum Food Truck Business in the Nilgiris district. Given the popularity of the district with tourists from India and Abroad, the business of tea and food being sold through mobile vans is certainly bound to create a niche place for itself. INDCOSERVE has brought on wheels 5 Tea cum Food Trucks with support from the Special Area Development Programme (SADP) with the total project cost of INR 75 Lakhs (INR 25 Lakhs from SADP and INR 50 Lakhs from INDCOSERVE).

These 5 Tea and Food Trucks would be operated by “Aadhimalai” a producer company of indigenous people from the Nilgiris biosphere reserve with more than 1600 members. Incorporated in April 2013 the Company is incubated by Keystone Foundation, a not for profit organisation located at Kotagiri, the Nilgiris district. These Tea and Food Trucks would be the first of its kind anywhere in the sector.