"Annam Brahma" means "food is divine" in Sanskrit and is the driving force behind "Chutney Joe's" culture and concept.
At Chutney Joe's, we focus on hospitality and quality food cooked and served with devotion.
Almost all Indian restaurants offer "Americanized Indian food" in "ethnic Indian ambience" at exorbitant prices. The owner of Chutney Joe's, Vijay Puniani, wanted to change that.
The concept behind Chutney Joe's is to offer "home-style Indian food" in a "modern American ambience" at reasonable prices.
In 1974, Vijay opened an upscale Indian restaurant just a few blocks away from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. His restaurant was frequented by American and foreign dignitaries. In 1978, Vijay left the country of his birth and arrived in the U.S. with his wife and two daughters.
Once in the U.S. he briefly worked for a restaurant before branching out into investments and real estate development. He built a small fortune in the real estate business. However, Vijay's passion for food never died, and with encouragement from his family and friends, the concept of Chutney Joe's was born.
Chutney Joe's brings authentic Indian cuisine to the "fast-casual" platform. Combining a home-style process with fast service, Chutney Joe's aims to correct the errors of typical Indian restaurants in America.