February 12, 2015
INDAY, the upcoming restaurant from entrepreneur Basu Ratnam, still hasn’t opened its doors, but the Indian restaurant’s healthy fast-casual food model is already garnering press.
A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the new trend of healthy, affordable fast-food options popping up around the country. Inspired by the success of chains like Chipotle and Shake Shack, quick and easy meals that are good and good for you have become a wildly popular dining option across the country.
Phil Suarez is INDAY’s primary investor, and star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is acting in a consulting role. Suarez is the international restaurateur behind a huge number of successful New York eateries, including JoJo, Pipa, Spice Market and Jean-Georges, to name just a few. With these two on his team, Ratnam hopes to shatter the stereotypes surrounding Indian cuisine, making it contemporary and fun — an experience everyone can enjoy.
The official opening date is being kept under wraps, but you should be able to get your fill of quick and delicious Indian food by May, according to The Wall Street Journal. INDAY will open at Kew’s own St. James Building at the corner of 1133 Broadway and 26th Street, making it an easily accessible choice for just about anyone.