Behind every successful business is a "story" of someone who had dreamed big, started small & worked his "passion" to create his name in the business world.
Pravin Thanki , Popularly known as Pran Kaka is one of them, Always wanted to have his own business, started his journey in Food industry four decade back.
Forty three years back, Pran Kaka left Porbander, A small port city of Gujarat in the year 1977 to persue his dreams to go to DUBAI.
Most of the people used to come to Dubai, A small village at that time by Boat from India.
Pran Kaka, who had 3 daughters, a son, left them along with his wife in India for his dream to become something in life. He had just one qualification. He was peoples person and loved to help others.
Arriving in Dubai, He found job in a small restaurant in Dubai. T
This was a pure vegetarian restaurant. In the early days, he learned all types of work within the restaurant. Being a Pure Vegetarian himself, he always worked in the Pure Vegetarian Restaurant.
With Family burden of educating children and having the daughters marry and also to build his house back home, Pran Kaka continued his job with small savings. He kept his vision alive to start his own restaurant in his heart.
For over next 27 years, he kept on saving some money from his salary and struggled over his job with over 14 hours of work a day until 2004
The Dream to start a small cafeteria
It was year 2004, Prankaka decided that he wants to jump into business and it was enough to work for others. His son Jignesh, was now an adult, was willing to join him. He was also having the same dream as of his father, to start a business.
PORT SAID CAFETERIA was born.
As Prankaka was a PEOPLES PERSON, he was loved by all. His very small cafeteria had hardly any place for serving customers but due to his policy of serving high quality food at reasonable price and with smiling face, he build customer from all over UAE going to his cafeteria in Sharjah.
Passion to Serve Customer
His Motto was ""Treat your Customers, the way you want to get treated as a customer"", His passion & dedication lead to enormous sales that he within few years expanded to form PORT SAID PURE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT from a small cafeteria.
PORT SAID PURE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT in Sharjah, became very popular amongst Indian and Arab Community who loved pure vegetarian food.
Famous for FAFDA JALEBI (namkeen & Sweets), Eventually Port Said Restaurant became a household name in the Gujarati Community Growth was for sure, because of Prankaka had few business policy which even large corporations fail to recognise and that was HAPPY STAFF, HAPPY CUSTOMER, QUALITY PRODUCT, CUSTOMER SERVICE & LOW MARGIN.
Every day from past 16 years, PranKaka goes to restaurant, checks the suppliers quality, checks the layout, ensures safety and hygiene is discussed and he himself taste all the dishes before the 3 sessions of breakfast , lunch and dinner is made.
Port Said Restaurant serves following Cuisine.
A Catering division was formed to serve Sharjah and Dubai Clients with Party Orders for occasions like Diwali, Birthday, Pooja, Baisakhi, Onam etc.
On wards to Dubai Branch
Year 2020, The pandemic year. With almost 6 months into pandemic, most restaurant's started to close down due to low business. The ones who had good reputation had now customer ordering online.
Seeing this challenge, PranKaka, who is so optimist about UAE, took opportunity to buy out an restaurant under sale in Dubai and made his debut in DUBAI with PORT SAID RESTAURANT Branch (new entity).
He believes he will repeat his success in Dubai too.
He also plan to venture in future in to event management and wedding planning. Bharat Bhai Thanki, brother of Pran Kaka has over two decades of know-how in the event management industry in the USA.
Jignesh Thanki - Son of "Pran Kaka"
Our Dubai Branch has been a key feather on the crown. We opened in 2020 this branch during the pandemic, when others who were not sure about Dubai, and were closing. We accepted this challenge to serve our clients with expansion into Dubai.
Our Sharjah Main Branch has been operational over a decade now. We are known as KING of FAFDA JALEBI in Sharjah.
Our Clients love our restaurant
We have executed hundreds of catering orders in last ten years. We can do catering for all your special occasions serving from 20 people to 500 people. Just Call Us and we will be glad to serve you.
Prankaka is always thankful to his elder and younger brothers who has always been his inspirations, backing and moral support.
His Brother in USA, Bharat Bhai Thanki always has been his moral back bone and has inspired and supported him. Bharat Bhai is owner of STYLISH EVENTS NEW YORK.