However, in response to a detailed questionnaire on its plans around The French Press and restaurants, OYO merely said that they have an active play in the F&B business.
“As the largest hotel chain in India, we at OYO, operate several full-service hotels around the country. We have an active play in the F&B business with over 25 per cent of our revenue coming from the kitchens we operate in such full-service hotels. Hence, culinary design and good food experience are valuable to us. We have nothing further to announce at the moment,” the OYO spokesperson said.
But sources said OYO is also planning to set up some premium restaurants post the launch of The French Press. In recent months, the company has started four cloud kitchen brands — Adraq, O Biriyani, Paratha Pandit and Master of Momos. OYO plans to use these kitchens to power its restaurants, which could be set up in its hotel and co-working properties and as standalone restaurants, too.
“The restaurant business would be a mix of need-based service and premium. If one brand caters to the office crowd at its workspaces, another would aim for the high street premium clientele. But the plans for the restaurants are still on the drawing board,” said the source.