Aamchi Mumbai, an Indian restaurant in Manchester plans to become a national brand after opening a cluster of sites in the region.

Co-founder Sandeep Gursahani told M&C he is looking for sites in Greater Manchester with a particular interest in the Trafford Centre and will look to branch out nationally once a cluster has been established around Manchester.

The first restaurant in Cheadle has celebrated its first anniversary when it announced its plans to expand. Co-founder Suresh Ruia told the Manchester Evening News: “We are close to hitting our turnover target of £750,000 this year and are looking to reach the £1m mark in the next six months, rising to £1.25m over next the 12 months.

Gursahani said Ruia joined the business to grow it into a multi-site restaurant group and has a strong interest in rolling-out the brand beyond a handful of sites. It is currently looking for additional sites to grow in the Greater Manchester region but has not yet found the ideal second venue. 

Aamchi Mumbai serves authentic Indian food inspired by Mumbai, where Gursahani is from, and its décor is styled on the city. He said the food has proved popular in Cheadle because it is different from other Indian restaurants in Manchester.