The Indian-origin UK Food tycoon Ranjit Boparan, 49, also known as the ‘Chicken King’ for his successful poultry business, has added Tesco’s Giraffe restaurant chain to his empire. This is an extension to his British retail chain retrenches to focus on the UK supermarkets.
Ranjit Boparan will add Giraffe to Boparan Holdings alongside The Cinnamon Club, an upmarket Indian restaurant. Giraffe has 54 standalone restaurants including 2 franchise sites and 3 within Tesco stores.
The bulk of Boparan’s business is in supplying food to the big supermarket groups through 2 Sisters Food Group, a subsidiary of Boparan Holdings.
Boparan who ranks 276 on The Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of 430 million pounds, lives in Sutton Coldfield near Bilston in the West Midlands where he was born.
He is considered as the self-made millionaire, and had left schooling at an early age. He started business at a very small amount. Later he extended his business with his two sister companies and has established an empire of several branded restaurant chains in the UK and is presently concentrating to set up main supermarket business. His empire is estimated worth 3.1 billion pounds.