Saravana Bhavan

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Hotel Saravana bhavan
Type Chain of Restaurant
Industry Restaurant
Genre South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
Founded 1981
Founder(s) P. Rajagopal
Headquarters Chennai, India
Number of locations 39(in india),43(outside india),16(to be opened)
Area served India, Malaysia, Oman, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E, U.K, U.S.A, Kuwait, Qatar
Key people P. R. Shiva Kumaar
R. Saravanan
Products Food, Sweets, Bakery, Ice Cream
Services Fast Food, Take Away, Home Delivery and Outdoor Catering.
Revenue Increase $450 million (2010)
Employees 8700(in India - 2014)

Hotel Saravana Bhavan (Tamil: ஓட்டல் சரவணபவன்) is one of the largest vegetarian restaurant chain in the world, founded in 1981 offering south Indian cuisine.[1] They have more than 20 outlets in Chennai , 33 in India and 47 around the world (including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Middle East.[2][3] There are plans, as of 2012, to open 5-star Vegetarian-Hotels.[4]

The founder is Rajagopal and was profiled in the NYTimes extensively.


  1. ^ "Founder & Key Personalities". Saravana Bhavan. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  2. ^ Berry, Rynn; Suzuki, Chris A.; Litsky, Barry (2006). The Vegan Guide to New York City. Ethical Living. p. 27. ISBN 0-9788132-0-0. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ Addison, Bill (2006-06-30). "Diners line up for Saravana dosas". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Saravana Bhavan plans foray into hospitality sector after it strengthens international presence further"

External links[edit] NYTime article