Curry Up Now Hits The Books With Two On-Campus Lease Signings At Top California Universities
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Curry Up Now Hits The Books With Two On-Campus Lease Signings At Top California Universities

Indian street food concept locations planned for Stanford University and University of California San Diego student union areas

August 25, 2021 // Franchising.com // SAN FRANCISCO - Curry Up Now, the Indian fast casual concept popularly known for its innovative and playful approach to Indian cuisine, has signed leases within student unions at two well-known California universities. Curry Up Now will soon be a part of Stanford University’s Tressider Memorial Union’s dining options for students and faculty. The second location is slated for the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Price Center, which serves as a busy campus hub for students.

Over the last ten years, husband-and-wife co-founders Akash and Rana Kapoor have expanded the Curry Up Now empire to include three food trucks, 14 brick-and-mortar restaurants spanning coast to coast, and several digital kitchen outposts nationwide. These two leases mark the first on-campus locations for the popular fast casual chain.

“Curry Up Now is ready for its campus debut. We are honored to be a part of such vibrant communities and can’t wait to wow the student body. I know that our flavor-packed, playful menu items at an affordable price point will become a favorite among the students at UCSD and Stanford University,” said Akash Kapoor, Founder, CEO and Chief Troublemaker for Curry Up Now. 

The UCSD location is operating within a 1,400-square-foot kitchen space with walk-up ordering and general seating available within the Price Center. The opportunity to open on campus stemmed from a special request from the student union several years ago. UCSD students identified Curry Up Now as a desirable brand and concept to include as part of on-campus dining options and the restaurant concept went through a formal nomination and voting process for consideration.

The Tressider Memorial Union is centrally located in the middle of Stanford University’s campus, within steps of Stanford Law School, Stanford Bookstore and Braun Music Center. Curry Up Now is converting an existing 300-square-foot space and making it its own. There is seating available within the student union and options to enjoy the nearby outdoor green space of Stanford’s Kennedy Grove.

Since day one, Curry Up Now has been on a mission to serve Indian flavors and ingredients in a way that is approachable for the everyday American consumer by utilizing formats that are recognizable to the mainstream. Their signature dishes include Burritos, Bowls, Tacos, Poutine they call Sexy Fries, and Naughty Naan, as well as a wide variety of Indian street food snacks and traditional dishes like Thali Platters, Kathi Rolls and family style entrees that create the perfect Indian spread for the whole family. Ingredients are clean and sourced from local vendors whenever possible, and the menu is designed to support vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and Halal diets in an effort to accommodate all guests, no matter their dietary preferences.

Stanford University’s Tresidder Memorial Union is located at 459 Lagunita Drive in Stanford, California, and is slated to open when students return after Labor Day. Planned to open in November, the UCSD Price Center is located at 9500 Gillman Dr. in San Diego, California.

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