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A Muslim-owned caterer offered 1.6 million meals during CWG

New Delhi: With media’s occupation with bad news during the Commonwealth Games, an exceptionally good news went unnoticed. While there was mess all around until the last day, a Muslim-owned food chain offered gastronomic delight to the athletes and visitors with 1.6 million meals served at all the venues over 12 days. Fast Trax, the food licensee for all the 12 stadiums by OC, set up about 100 food outlets at different stadia and the Media Village at ITPO. It is owned by second generation entrepreneur Samar, son of industrialist Sirajuddin Qureshi. The chain is making its presence felt in the national capital.

Samar on Fast Trax stall
Samar on a Fast Trax stall

The company also sold merchandise and tickets at their restaurants located all over Delhi. All the outlets offered a special CWG Menu comprising of burger combos, vegetarian and non-vegetarian wraps, various tikka rolls, curry boxes and sandwiches etc. The stalls offered a lounge bar and a 24-hour multi-cuisine food court comprising pan-Asian, continental, fast food and confectionaries. The stalls had a staff of 1200 trained volunteers. The company had earlier done the catering for the Hero Honda FIH Hockey World Cup 2010 last March.

Fast Trax is a venture by the Rs. 1000 crore Hind Group, India’s largest food processing company. With more than 22 local outlets, Fast Trax serves over 10,000 customers each day in more than 22 locations across NCR Delhi.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2010 on page no. 17

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