The TWisted
Indian Story


“We started from scratch,” says Andy, who explains, Priya and he invested in their first franchise – a Subway – in 2003, which Priya operated for about 5 years, before joining a Mexican QSR Franchise in 2008, which was in its infancy.

Within six months, Priya was appointed to train new franchisees and improve the processes of the other locations as well. Priya went on to train several new franchisees for this brand; teaching them best practices, business analysis, and equipping them with various business tools to become a successful franchisee.



When the Mexican brand was sold in 2013, it felt like a calling to create their own brand. “We knew we were such a big part of their success, that we could do this on our own and come up with a concept and achieve one of Andy’s dreams,” says Priya.

One day she saw a news report showing obesity and cancer were on the rise as processed foods were hurting the health of Canadians. Priya set to work on a menu and concept. “At that point, I knew I wanted to come up with a concept of a Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) that didn’t contribute negatively to customers’ health,” she says.

She knew she wanted to do something in the Indian space that included ingredients such as turmeric and other Indian spices that are aromatic (and not spicy), and menu that  delivered health benefits to their customers. “I was determined to provide real food that was good for society, good for humanity and good for business – and also not done before,” says Priya.

In 2015, they opened their first brick and mortar restaurant. With luck, good planning, and setting up a well-trained team at their first location, Andy and Priya opened their second location in 2018. By 2019 they decided to start franchising.



Twisted Indian has locations in Ontario and Alberta. And we have deals in place to open locations in BC, very soon.

Can Indian food be served fast? Yes. Can Indian food be mild? Yes. Can Indian food be healthy? Absolutely. These are the mantras of the brand founders.

We’ve created a chef-inspired menu (without the need of a chef) using unique culinary techniques with the best quality proteins, veggies and grains. Our homemade, fresh & slow cooked ingredients will satisfy any appetite and our big, bold flavours delight flexitarians, vegans and everyone in between. And most importantly, we serve it up in an efficient and convenient way.