Maro Tandoors Aim to Provide Health Friendly Roti in Pakistan

 

Pakistani starups are taking the lead and we are witnessing some of the most innovative and creative ideas every year. Our young lot was accused to follow the western trends but the good news is that they are coming up with localized ideas to cater local community.

MARO is a startup idea that aims to bring about change with their modernized method of providing people with their basic need.

The must have thing during the breakfast, lunch or dinner of every Pakistani is roti, naan or a tandoor based product. The business sector is dominated with small outlets at various places more specifically around residential areas and often close to each other indicating high levels of competition.

All such outlets are shared by usually 3-4 employees where one person is responsible for operating the oven and dealing with the customers while others working with the dough. But all such outlets are low on product standardization and hygiene.

Though there are not much stories related to bread that made people sick but still if we consider the amount of consumption of bread (roti or naan) per person in Pakistan it will not be an outcry on the effects of bread on health. That is where Lahore based MARO steps in!

MARO Tandoors wants to setup a network of tandoors that will provide consumers with healthier products at the same price as traditional ‘Tandoors’. For this, using healthier flour or more varieties of it and increasing hygiene control is what they are keeping up with.

In addition, the network is also planning to provide better customer service may be through appointing a person exclusively for that job and by introducing their online ordering and delivery procedure.

Well it might as well not be of much help to the small towns and rural areas of Pakistan or the person living in the outskirts of Lahore as internet is not very common in such areas. Moreover, this concept for now is only being conducted practically in Lahore so it is not accessible by the people living in other cities.

The team behind MARO plans to capitalize on the high profit margins of tandoors, and stretching it out on large scale, branching out all over Lahore and eventually over Pakistan.

Previous stats have revealed that those who have tried to implement the idea of integrating a formal business model with a small-scale business have become highly successful. Hence, MARO is working exactly on the same lines and is aiming to revolutionize the tandoor industry in the country.

Maro Tandoors

Tandoors everywhere are poorly run. The employees working there are drenching in sweat and the place is a pit of mess it is common for customers to bring their own dough to the tandoors and just pay for the baking service.

Customer service too is not very satisfying during Ramzan, Eid and on Sundays as it takes quite an effort to stand in those long distorted queues in such sultry weather near the oven as they have to cater masses. On weekdays it is pretty acceptable.

Now about their price regulating policy, I think it is an intelligent approach to give your start up a concrete base as only a bunch of people would be willing to pay more price to get better products. But it might be difficult to keep up with the policy because price regulated markets usually have a note worthy dependency on cheap labor, constantly rising input costs, bills and shortage of gas and electricity.

It would be interesting to see how MARO will keep its claim while competing with rising prices and other incoming businesses.

The idea has been adopted by other tandoors previously in order to expand their businesses by providing people with better customer service and good quality products.

There are many small chains of such improvised businesses in bigger cities of Pakistan like Lahore and Karachi which are not much known. The competition which MARO tandoors face in the market is the driving force which keeps their team working in the right direction. What makes MARO’s idea stand out is their focus on the hygiene standards, potential branding and better publicity in order to make way and revolutionize the tandoor business sector.

If MARO team gets lucky enough to achieve success following their startup which already has been conceived by many, they can be a role model for other people seeking inspiration for their start up ideas.


  • Fakhre Alam

    great .

  • Shahid Aslam

    Great Guys !

  • Rizwan

    It was related to IT or Telecom?

    • mac

      both :p

  • Muhammad Aamir

    Keep it up..!!

  • sohaib

    What the hell is wrong with you guyzzz.. Sasti Haelthy Roti on a Telecom Blog.. Aamir Can you plx explain….I think we shld stop follwing this blog now

  • Salman

    keep going.. do something different.. be creative.. THINK

  • Aamir pasha

    Wah ge Wahh A Telecom blog is doing story on Sasti and healthy roti …Aamir tum chah gaye ho bhai!!

    • Muhammad Aamir

      They would start Maro Roti App that will give you an opportunity to buy a healthy Roti :P

      • Aamir pasha

        I mean WTH … Does that make it a IT news.. Is it worth to do a long story on “healthy” Roti..like earlier we all were eating unhealthy roti..man get something else to sell.. roti cant be sold like this .. I don’t want to get in details but Budd there are lot of other import thing things Pak people are doing in IT sector..
        Aamir plz do consider things before posting it here.

        • Muhammad Aamir

          Brother! I am not an admin of this website. You can submit your complain to the real admin of PP: @aamir7:disqus. There are many Aamir at Propakistani – I presume total are 4 :D

          • Aamir pasha

            Buddy i was’nt addressing you

            • Muhammad Aamir

              But you wrote Aamir in the end; I fancy it was I. It’s a rule of social network site that if you are addressing a person then @ is required to point out the person. :)

        • aamir7

          This post was about entrepreneurship and that how youth is considering conventional businesses for them. Moreover, how are they integrating such conventional businesses with modern technologies to reap the best out of such ventures.

          Having said this, let me thank you for the feedback. It has been noted.

          • Ahmed Habib

            I think u need some sleep, now u done enough Azadi and Inqlab march reporting + campaigning.

          • Zaim

            But I liked this post.

          • Awais

            I think you need some sleep too Aamir7 .. The first thing crossing my mind after reading this was “How much did Maro people pay ProPakistani for putting this article here” because I don’t think this article was anywhere close to being appropriate for a blog such as PP.

            • Just like a competitor blog paid you to write this comment.
              If you know what I mean.

              #BS

        • MARO is a startup idea that aims to bring about change with their modernized method of providing people with their basic need.

          And you my bro are inside startup category.

  • xubairAhmed

    lhr, which place/street, they are ?

  • rehmat

    Ah, I am reading it one propakistani :(

  • Eli Ehsan

    I Guess there Tandoor must be Wireless Tech enabled or something. that’s why its been featured on PP.. :)

  • Iftikhar Ahmad

    But the name MARO does not appeal. It means in Urdu, Punjabi & Sindhi to “kill”

  • Great stuff. Real solutions to real world problems.

  • Good Luck!

  • PeeDroid MiNi L100

    Digital Tandoors??

  • Bilal Iqbal

    their Tandoor will have Free Wifi for customers waiting to update status.. ( buying rooti from #MAROTandoor…. lol

  • me

    I like this post, aamir dont listen to these dumb a*hole.

    On a second note you should add words like innovation, IT and telco blog, may be use entrepreneur. .. so these idiots dont have any issues.

    Seriously hum srif aik dosray kee tang khanch sakatay hein.

  • Fardad Ali Shah

    Revolutionary service for the common man in Pakistan. Just keep the price reasonable like ‘savour foods’. Best wishes

  • Ali Mirza

    Is it a Tech news?
    their ovens gonna be micro chip based or what??

    • MARO is a startup idea that aims to bring about change with their modernized method of providing people with their basic need.

      And you are in Startup category.

  • Qasim57

    It’s an inspirational Pakistani start-up, I for one enjoyed the story.

    Please don’t assume you speak for everyone.