Adapting chain mindset with indie way of thinking levels playing field

Adapting chain mindset with indie way of thinking levels playing field

Vijay Puniani invested $500,000 of his own money and several years of sleepless nights developing Chutney Joe’s, his fast-casual Indian restaurant in Chicago’s South Loop. The eight-month-old concept, which has rapidly carved out its own niche, does brisk sales of about $17,000 a week, even with a Panera Bread next door and several chains nearby.

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