BAREILLY, N.J. (AP) The popularity of a popular Indian food dish has helped drive the growth of a local spice company, and the Indian-born husband of one of its founders is taking the business to the next level.
Oren, who works for Bonefish Grill, says the success of his company, which has grown to over 200 restaurants in New Jersey, has driven the growth in his wife, Anushka, a pastry chef who is also the CEO of a spice company.
Ouren, 36, says Bonefish is a business he’s proud of.
He’s proud that it’s grown to become the number one restaurant in New York City.
The popularity is because it’s easy to make and the quality is good, he says.
He says BoneFish has raised about $400 million in funding to expand its business.
It is growing quickly, with plans to open a second location in Jersey City by the end of the year.
Bonefish started in 2005 in New Mexico and now operates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
It has raised over $1.5 billion in venture capital since its inception, according to a report by the investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Anushka says she wants to build a global brand with her husband’s talent and experience, and has opened a website that showcases her cooking.