New Delhi (India), February 23: In 2013, Chandresh Bayad and a friend embarked on a journey in the food industry with a small tea stall in Ahmedabad. Despite coming from a humble background and obtaining his education at a government school, Chandresh and his friend were able to make a modest investment of 10,000 rupees to start their business. However, their journey was not without its challenges, as they soon faced a legal notice from Starbucks USA regarding a trademark issue. Despite the setback, Chandresh persevered and, inspired by the trademark notice, decided to differentiate his tea stall by transforming it into a unique café named Helly & Chilly.
Chandresh’s innovative spirit did not go unnoticed, as he was able to make two Guinness World Records – one for the largest fries in the world, measuring 9.6 feet, and another for the heaviest French fries dish, weighing a staggering 659 kg. These achievements put Helly & Chilly on the map and garnered significant attention as food bloggers, vloggers, and influencers shared their experiences at the café. Helly & Chilly quickly gained popularity, with customers returning again and again for its unique food items, which were constantly being added to the menu.
But Chandresh was not content with just running a successful café. He continued to push the boundaries of food innovation by introducing the world’s first burger and coffee with the customer’s name written on it, without the use of ink. The café was also serving the world’s longest fries, measuring a foot and a half. This innovative idea was a hit with customers and contributed to the exponential growth of Helly & Chilly.
Today, Helly & Chilly has expanded from its humble beginnings as a tea stall to a thriving chain of 75+ cafés across India. The café has set its sights on global expansion, with plans to establish its brand in Canada, the UK, and Dubai. With its innovative food items and commitment to providing unique customer experiences, Helly & Chilly is poised to become a household name around the world.
Chandresh Bayad’s story is a testament to the importance of perseverance and determination. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, he never lost sight of his goals and was able to turn his vision into a reality. As Nelson Mandela once said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Chandresh embodies this sentiment, rising to success through his unbreakable willpower and drive.