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A D Singh, Managing Director, Olive Group of Restaurants

AD Singh is the Managing Director of the Olive Group of Restaurants.A Multi Restaurant Brand in India[1][2]

Early Life & Startup[edit | edit source]

Born in Delhi in 1960, AD moved to Mumbai and attended Cathedral and John Connon School. Soon after college, a scholarship at Lafayette took him to Pennsylvania[3] to earn a degree that got him into the blue-chip companies TCS and Cadbury’s on his return to India.

AD Singh worked with various NGOs, and wrote a weekly food column for The Metropolis - a part of The Times Group – in the 1990s. In 1988, AD set up his first F&B venture, a boat party planning service he called Party Lines.

Career[edit | edit source]

AD made his restaurant business debut in 1990 with Just Desserts, a jazz café that served only coffee and desserts[4]. The restaurant was described by India Today as the ‘phenomenon of the nineties’. [5]

AD launched Olive at Union Park, Bandra in the year 2000[6]. In 2003, AD opened The Olive Bar and Kitchen in New Delhi and in 2005, AD opened Olive Beach in Bangalore. In 2018, Olive Bar and Kitchen launched in an alfresco space situated on Vagator beach of North Goa. In 2013, Olive Bistro opened in Hyderabad, and two years later in Goregaon, Mumbai.

Brands Setup by AD Singh[edit | edit source]

  1. Olive Bar & Kitchen - Delhi, Mumbai, Goa[7]
  2. Olive Beach Bangalore
  3. Olive Bistro & Bar – Mumbai & Hyderabad
  4. Guppy – Delhi
  5. Hello Guppy – Mumbai
  6. The Hoppery – Hyderabad
  7. The Grammar Room – Delhi
  8. Ek Bar – Delhi
  9. Lady Baga - Mumbai
  10. SodaBottleOpenerWala - Delhi (Khan Market, Noida, Gurugram), Mumbai (BKC, Powai, Thane, Lower Parel), Bangalore, Hyderabad[8]
  11. Monkey Bar - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata[8]
  12. Fatty Bao - Mumbai (Lower Parel, Andheri, Bandra, Powai), Bangalore, Kolkata[8]
  13. Toast & Tonic - Mumbai & Bangalore
  14. Olly - Gurugram
  15. Gigglewaters - Hyderabad
  16. Serai – New Delhi

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chengappa, Sangeetha. "Olive Bar and Kitchen aims to open 65 restaurants in next five years". @businessline. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. "AD SINGH – NRAI". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. Kohli, Diya (2017-07-07). "A.D. Singh: Sangria, sushi and all that jazz". https://www.livemint.com. Retrieved 2019-02-06. External link in |website= (help)
  4. "mid-day 38th anniversary: The way we ate, danced and made merry in 90s". mid-day. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  5. December 15; December 15, 1990 ISSUE DATE:; September 26, 1990UPDATED:; Ist, 2013 15:14. "Just Desserts in Bombay offers pastries, coffee and blasting jazz". India Today. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  6. "Restaurant Man: AD Singh talks about 25 years in the industry, plans to expand overseas". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2019-02-06. External link in |website= (help)
  7. "Restaurateur AD Singh has his pulse on Indian dining out". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2019-02-06. External link in |website= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Restaurant Man: AD Singh talks about 25 years in the industry, plans to expand overseas". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2019-02-06. External link in |website= (help)

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