An Interview with Founder Members Paymitime – A Hyderabadi Food Venture

How about you get paid when you spend minutes, sometimes hours waiting for someone or sometimes food? Your mind may say hah, there’s nothing like that… yet your heart says a “yay” when it hears the concept! Well, that’s what Paymitime promises to do.

Today’s interview comes all the way from Hyderabad and is brought to us by the founder members of Paymitime. The food concept is new and kudos to the founders of Paymitime Sharath, Jaganath and Santhosh for introducing such a concept for the restaurant visitors.

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Keep a tab on the social media pages, they keep on announcing discounts on the restaurants in Hyderabad.

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Anti-clockwise (right to left) – Santhosh, Jaganath and Sharath, the founder members of Paymitime

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Tell us about yourself. How did you become passionate about food?

We are a group of three founders’ – Jaganath, Sharath & Santhosh, from Hyderabad localities and food junkies, ever since we shared the same bench pursuing our MBA and the bond has been pushing forward to 15 years now. We are bon viveur that’s where the story begins. Conquering food and trying new delicacies has always been our constant pass time and this can be very much related to our sizes!

What is Paymitime about?

It’s a dine-in based concept where we reward your time in the form of discounts for dining at our chain of restaurants for the life-time. We also cut short your time of finding the menu card, placing an order and making payment in one unique patent applied app.

When did you know you wanted to be a food entrepreneur?

The food industry has drastically raised its technical standards and process simplification by digitalizing, however, we felt the need of fulfilling the gap for regular restaurant goers and make their time worthwhile and not wait to receive the menu card, choosing what to order and making payment along with benefiting restaurateur of his peak and non-peak hours.

Did you get training for the entrepreneurship?

I believe you don’t learn until you are on the ground so the real-time scenarios and how we overcome them from time to time is our training. We’ve been serial entrepreneurs by individual capacities before PayMiTime was born. Santhosh owns a print media company, Jaganath a playschool and Sharath Javaji an HR Consultancy.

What’s the story behind starting the venture?

All the combined good and bad experiences have been bundled up in one form to make the dining experience a pleasant one for both customers and the restaurateurs. We firmly believed we could make some difference and that’s when we marched forward to start this venture.

What is your favorite food memory?

It’s a beautiful long memory when my mother used to feed me tasty hot and delicious food when I would come back from school. And there are some other beautiful memories dining out with my wife and colleagues.

How do you get your inspiration?

Inspiration is variable; it diversifies with situations and conditions or may fluctuate with problems. At this stage, for me, the journey of PayMitime from “what it was – to what it is” right now inspires a lot.

What has enabled you to find success?

It depends on how you define success – we firmly believe that a unique idea which bridges the gap between necessity and demand always succeeds.

Who in the food world do you most admire?

The love and joy of food always come from home and its members.

What do you find new and exciting about the food industry?

Making global cuisines available at your location, Food Industry digitalization & unique concepts which are grabbing the attention of every food lover.

The Biggest Challenge/s you faced while starting Paymitime?

Explaining the patent applied all new time-based discount concepts to the wide audience was a huge deal in the initial phase. Understanding the requirements and hiring a skilled workforce to accomplish them and finally persuading the dream to become reality.

What keeps you going?

Entrepreneurship.

What is your day like?

My day starts with a great breakfast and then a motivational music until I reach office followed by market research and Increasing operational efficiency.

Will you be expanding Paymitime services to other cities as well and by when?

We are definitely looking forward to making it a global product, once we reach our milestones and enhance our app from time to time. We have already started our market research at Bengaluru and Pune.

What do you most love about your job?

The fact that you are not fixed to do the same thing every day, facing new challenges and overcoming them with collective team spirit and finally, learning new things and Interacting with distinctive ideologists.

If you had just one wish, what would it be?

Family well-being and prosperity or may be great food on my table every day.

Best piece of advice you would give a food enthusiast?

Never hesitate to try something new and always experience the food worth your time and money.

Three tips for the ones who look for starting a food business.

Always have an efficient team, serve tasty food and give good hospitality.

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An Interview with Raghavendra – The Food Shaukeen

Today’s interview comes all the way from Hyderabad and is brought to us by Raghavendra Peddi, popular as the Food Shaukeen. I love his Insta feed; beware if you are going to head straightaway to his insta feed, make sure you aren’t hungry. Because the Food Shaukeen’s Instagram page is going to make you even hungrier!! Let’s get to know his journey as Food Shaukeen.

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Tell us about yourself.

Raghavendra Peddi. People call me Raghav or by my last name. I’m a techie, a jeweller and a blogger and plan to enjoy my every meal, possibly a brew thing every day.

How did you become passionate about food?

My family is a vegetarian and my mom used to cook delicious dishes (mostly Telangana cuisine, spicy in nature) almost every other day. My interest on food started right at home and when I moved to City for my higher studies, I’ve found my love for the non-veg and in a city like Hyderabad – you are sure to enjoy Biryani. I used to try biryanis at different joints across the city and stuck only to biryani in my initial days. Slowly, but steadily when I got a better company (with a similar mindset), I have started enjoying different cuisines. From then till now, haven’t stopped anytime to experiment with different cuisines and my love for food only grows day by day.

Have you stayed in any other country? How were your food experiences there?

I’ve stayed in the UK for a brief time but my short stint and busy work schedule did not allow me with much exploring around.

What’s the story behind starting Food Shaukeen?

I’ve always loved sharing my food experiences with my friends (and they used to appreciate my way of explanation) and for the same reason, many of my friends used to reach out to me for suggestions before they visit. This urged me to put my experiences in a blog so that many such people can take a leaf from my experience which can better help them to choose between places. This was my start to blog – “FOODSHAUKEEN”. However, due to my novice knowledge of blogs, in the beginning, I’ve stuck to my old created blog “www.peddi888.wordpress.com” and haven’t migrated after that as it’s linked to zomato. My Facebook and Instagram profile pages, however, are under the name: foodshaukeen.

What is your favourite food memory?

Every visit to a different place creates a beautiful memory for me. But if you ask me the best of the lot, it will be the day when I sneakily went into my friend’s home and had chicken biryani for the first time in my life.

How do you get your inspiration?

While sharing experiences is something that is natural to me, I get inspired to write better blogs reading different experiences from different people in food forums (many foodie-only groups on Facebook).

What has enabled you to find success?

The day I’ll yield to success will be a break to my creativity is what I think. Hence, I never think of myself as a successful blogger or as a person and I see a scope of improvement every other day.

Who in the food world do you most admire?

Every foodie/blogger is a new story to me. I take inspiration from everyone and admire every other foodie who enjoys their food and food only.

What do you find new and exciting about the food industry?

Food has endless possibilities. When you think you can’t make any more dishes with a particular item, a new thing comes up next day. In this fast growing world, I get to see new restaurants (with new themes) and new dishes almost every other month. Such things will not only invite a foodie, but also a person who goes out occasionally!

The Biggest Challenges you faced while putting up your blog?

Reaching out to more audience and making a better and readable design are one of the biggest challenges. I’ve linked my blog to Zomato and post my blog in Facebook foodie groups so it reaches out to people with common interests. Also, microblogging in the name of Instagram has made things much easier but the same made people lose interest in reading blogs as before.

What keeps you going?

My love for food and sharing experiences.

What is your day like?

Working out soon after I wake up (A MUST! If I have to keep my passion going). Play with my kid and spend some time with my family before I head out to work. Look out for something new in food post work, if time permits (I try and explore new joints/new cuisines/new dishes at least twice to thrice a week) I’m a big fan of action/Sci-fi series which I tend to watch before I sleep or pen down my experiences if I have visited any new places.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Very soon, I’m planning to visit different cities across India and try local specialities. As and when budget permits, I shall plan few international trips with which not only my love for food exploring will be satisfied but also my interest in visiting and exploring new cities.

What do you most love about your work?

If it’s about my paying work job that you are asking, that would be the work-life balance. I have enough flexibility every now and then to go out for a quick lunch or leave early for a dinner from my office. Work is important and not time!

A recipe that you would want the entire world to know.

Biryani, of course.

What do you do for fun?

I play cricket with my friends, watch movies and play with my kid.

If you had just one wish, what would it be?

That every person in this world should not sleep with a hungry stomach.

Best piece of advice you would give a food enthusiast?

Follow your love/passion for food sans monetary benefits. The number of followers will not define you, but your content will.

Sharing a few pics from The Food Shaukeen’s Insta feed….

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Nalli Gosht Biryani from #PatialaExpress at @car.khana drive in. Priced at 375+taxes, this dish is exorbitant and tastes decent. Quantity isn't enough for a single hungry soul. Meat was succulent though!! Unless the price is decreased and quantity is increased, this won't appeal me. #FoodShaukeen #CarKhana #foodblogger #bloggerlife #blogger #bloggerstyle #foodgasm #foodporn #instafood #instafollow #foodie #food #nomnom #eatingfortheinsta #blogger #likeforlike #like4like #followforfollow #followback #foodphotography #hellohyderabad #trellfood #foodlove #instafollowme #instafollowersclub #indianfoodbloggers #indianfoodiesquad @foodinhyderabad @hyderabadfood @ilovebeinghyderabadi @hyderabad_foodadda @hellohyderabad @foodbloggerai @indianfoodbloggers @zomatoin @sohyderabad @indianfoodiesquad @hyderabadfoodtales @indian_foodye @indianfoodtales @fbci_official

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Notes from My first and last Food Walk in Hyderabad

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A Sunday Morning to be Cherished!

It was late night when I slept on Saturday after watching Hobbit. Next Morning i.e., on 29th May, had to get up early at 6 am. And I did! That’s the spirit when it comes to food! And a food walk, that was something new to me until a day before.

It’s Foodies who Matters!

Before I proceed with my Food Walk experience, I would want to thank Swiggy for the invite and the fellow foodies; I had an amazing time with you.

And — this is not at all a sponsored post 🙂

We started from the Nimrah Cafe at Charminar, the old city area of Hyderabad. I was astonished to know there are 18 kinds of biscuits served there! Early morning and the day starts with Chai biscuit. The famous combo! Here it was Irani Chai.

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