Annapoorna Gowrishankar

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Sree Annapoorna Sree Gowrishankar
Company typeChain of Restaurants
GenreSouth Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
FoundedEarly 1960s
FounderK. Dhamodarasamy Naidu
Number of locations
Area served
ProductsFood, Sweets, Snacks
Number of employees

Sree Annapoorna Sree Gowrishankar is a vegetarian restaurant chain based out of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India.[1]

The Annapoorna chain was started in the early 1960s by K. Dhamodarasamy Naidu as a catering unit in Kennedy movie theater in R. S. Puram, Coimbatore. Later a coffee house was set up and run by Naidu and his three brothers K. Rangaswamy Naidu, K. Ramaswamy Naidu and K. Lakshmanan. It offered coffee, tea and tiffin items. In 1968, they opened a vegetarian restaurant under the name "Sree Annapoorna". The business grew as more restaurants were opened in many locations in Coimbatore. In 1980, a lodging hotel was opened. Currently the Annapoorna group has more than 16 restaurants in Coimbatore and in other cities of Tamil Nadu. It also operates other businesses like kitchen equipment manufacturing, construction, instant food mix production and bottling beverages. The company is currently led by chairman, K. Rammaswamy Naidu.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Narayanan, R. Y (16 December 2002). "Entertaining guests at short notice – Without sweating it out in the kitchen". Business Line. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ ANTHIKAD-CHHIBBER, MINI (6 January 2007). "South side story". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  3. ^ Ramanujam, TCA (2 August 2003). "A recipe that didn't cook up". Business Line. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Doyen of hospitality industry dead". The Hindu. 22 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2011.

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