Two of Mumbai’s renowned restaurants under SquareMeal Foods — Mirchi and Mime & Madeira and Mime have now launched their new menu. Customers can now enjoy their drinks with side dishes like Prawns Alla Piastra, Laksa Curry, Nasi Goreng, Oven Roasted Gol Mirchi Tikka, and Exotic Vegetable Risotto, to name a few.
Squaremeal Foods was founded by Shishir Gorle and Raja Sekhar Reddy in 2014, with a vision to provide employment to 500 hearing and speech-impaired individuals and provide them with a sustainable and respectable livelihood by opening 20 restaurants across the country. They launched Mirchi and Mime, a dine in restaurant serving Modern-Indian cuisine is served exclusively by speech and hearing-impaired service staff.
The restaurant offers seasonal and selects classical dishes from regions across India with contemporary expression presented by a highly experienced kitchen team. Good food is being served quietly here. Madeira and Mime, the next venture was opened in 2016. Squaremeal Foods is now slowly expanding into other cities in the country.
These two restaurants which have employed speech and hearing impaired servers are focused on changing the perspective of patrons towards these individuals, while providing them with an independent and better life.
These competitively priced pubs have come up with almost 30 new dishes in the new menu. Also, customers can beat their weekday blues at Madeira and Mime as they have introduced Unplugged Nights on Monday and Tuesday. The restaurants, under the parent company SquareMeal Foods, have recently winged out their offerings in Indore with the launch of Mirchi and Mime in the city.
Commenting on this, Shishir Gorle and Raja Sekhar Reddy, Founders at SquareMeal Foods said, “We have always believed in serving the best quality to our valued customers. We focus on providing both, a fine dine restaurant as well as a neighbourhood pub experience. Our food and exceptional services, provided by our SHI individuals has brought half a million customers to our restaurants. A restaurant is always about a unique experience, wherein customers get the best quality food and beverages that will make them want to come frequently. We truly believe in creating a space where they can enjoy themselves, and avail unique and immersive experiences. We look forward to continue giving our customers, such enriching experiences and retain long-term loyalty.”
Mirchi and Mime follows a philosophy to provide a platform for SHIs to be an active part of the community, and to provide avenues for employment. Its menu comes with depictions of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) through which you can communicate with the staff. Following the official ISL, Mirchi and Mime committed to staying true to its policy of Reverse Inclusion, which means including individuals into an environment dominated by SHIs.