MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Building on the popularity of its first location in Mississauga, Ont., Chaska — an Indian street-food chain — will open its second eatery in Toronto’s Atrium on Bay building on February 19. The concept was created by brand CEO, Naveen Seth, who is also CEO and owner of the rapidly growing La Prep chain of bistro-style restaurants.
“We’re looking forward to giving people in Toronto the opportunity to enjoy Indian food the way it’s supposed to taste,” says Seth. “We know that a great meal starts with the best ingredients. The freshness and flavours you experience at Chaska are a reflection of our high standards and unwavering commitment to quality.”
Chaska, which means “obsession,” is inspired by the sights, sounds and flavours of the truck stops (dhabas), food carts and open-air markets of India. Seth developed the concept by recapturing some of his favourite memories of enjoying local dishes from roadside vendors during his childhood in India.
The restaurant’s food-truck-inspired concept features a full truck facade, complemented by a rustic, industrial feel. The meats offered are halal, never frozen and raised without the use of hormones and the open-kitchen allows diners to watch as their meals are prepared.
Seth expects to open at least four Chaska locations in downtown Toronto in 2019.