The first ever Indian drive-thru in the UK has launched

UK’s first ever Indian drive-thru launches in Bolton – complete with street food and all-day breakfasts

  • Indian street food chain Chaiiwala has launched its first drive-thru in Bolton
  • Customers can order all-day breakfast , street food and the famous Karak Chaii
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The first ever Indian drive-thru in the UK has opened, serving an array of street food, hot and cold chai drinks and an all-day breakfast.

Chaiiwala, a chain of restaurants serving Indian street food, has opened its first drive-thru branch in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

The extensive menu offers street food ranging from Butter Chicken and Chili Paneer to Chicken Tikka Bites and an Aloo Tikki Burger.

Customers can also choose from a selection of hot and cold drinks, including a Garam Chocolate, a Rose Falooda or the brand’s famous Karak Chaii.

Chaiiwala, an Indian street food restaurant chain, has opened the UK’s first Indian drive-thru in Bolton

Standing on Manchester Road with a height restriction sign declaring: ‘chaii is the limit’, the restaurant serves all-day breakfast options such as the Omelette Wrap, Sweet Bombay Toast and the English-ish breakfast – featuring lamb bacon rashers and masala beans.

After starting out serving cups of chaii on the streets of Delhi in 1927, the franchise opened its first Sip of East in Leicester in 2016 and is now looking for further possible destinations for a Chaiiwala drive-thru.

Co-founder Sohail Ali told The Bolton News: ‘This is the first time we have offered this concept and are delighted with the results. 

The restaurant serves an array of Indian street food options as well as an all-day breakfast and hot and cold drinks

The drive-thru branch on Manchester Road has a height restriction sign saying: ‘chaii is the limit’

‘Using this blueprint we are now actively searching for new drive-thru locations across the UK which will replicate the Bolton store model.

‘Our drive-thru concept will allow customers to experience our products in a faster format while also having the ability to visit the store.’

After announcing the launch of the new drive-thru in partnership with EG Group on social media, fans flooded into the comments section to show their support and put in their destination requests. 

Fans of the restaurant have requested their area for the next drive-thru, with one writing: ‘This should be in Scotland too!!’

‘Amazing!! Game changer right here,’ one user wrote.

Another said: ‘Taking over the world!’ while another described he restaurant as their ‘new local’.

One user put in their request, saying: ‘I’ve been waiting for this!! But in needs to be in West London!!!’

Another wrote: ‘this should be in Scotland too!!’ 

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