Gohar Iqbal Chaudry along with his friends from LUMS started Johnny & Jugnu right after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics, with the aim to create a quick service restaurant that was unapologetically Pakistani. The Company was founded with the vision to become Pakistan’s representation in the global conversation that is Fast-food.
What started as a corner shop in Krishan Nagar, a backward area in Lahore, with a net investment of $5000, soon took off as one of the city’s most talked about food joint. Today, Johnny and Jugnu is one of the fastest growing brick and mortar startup in the country.
At present, the company has seen a meteoric rise to fame through a very simple vision of creating value for customers, employees and the community alike.
Ranked number 2 in per store customer footfall (fast-food category), and having the highest turnover per square foot of kitchen space, Johnny and Jugnu have recently closed an investment round valuing the brand at $10 million (not a bad ROI for a $5000 investment made 3 years ago).
Gohar and his team have now embarked on an ambitious project called “20 in 20”, which is to open 20 successful outlets by the year 2020, a feat virtually unheard of in the local industry.