India Oven Masala Restaurant to Merge with Mint Indian Bistro
The iconic India Oven, which changed later to India Oven Masala, is merging with the growing Mint Indian Bistro restaurant chain.
India oven was opened in the early nineties by Jeetu Patel on Sahara Ave and Las Vegas Boulevard, the current home of an Allure high rise condo tower. After the announcement of condo development, Jeetu Bhai along with Ulzan Mehta decided to continue serving the community with a move of India Oven to Sahara Ave and Paradise location. The new India Oven opened in September 2005 with a grand opening celebration and a ribbon-cutting ceremony by then Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. The changing area demographics and a recession forced Patel & Mehta to move their restaurant closer to the resort corridor by acquiring India Masala restaurant on Flamingo and Cambridge St, with a new name India Oven Masala.
Last week, India Oven Masala decided to merge with the local Mint Indian chain of restaurants. Mint Indian Bistro will begin operating Indian Oven Masala under the Mint Indian Bistro brand effective January 1, 2022. India Oven Masala’s owner, Ulzan Mehta will close India Oven Masala and merge its daily operation with Mint Indian Bistro.
“The hospitality industry is experiencing the most significant disruption of our lifetimes. Kris and his team at Mint Indian Bistro along with his other restaurant concepts, namely Divine Dosa & Biryani as well as Rotifix, have remained the leading Indian restaurant operators in Las Vegas,” said Mehta. “We believe this robust portfolio made up of full-service dining and delivery concepts combined with pent-up demand will find continued success and even greater strength with this merger.”
Kris Parikh, the owner at Mint Indian Bistro, added: “We are excited and honored to welcome Ulzan Mehta and his entire team at India Oven Masala to strengthen our restaurants further.”
This partnership aims to improve capability and increase Mint Indian Bistro’s footprint and market share. The amalgamation of these teams will leverage Mint Indian Bistro’s current brand equity and existing location, with India Oven Masala’s experienced and talented team to further enhance the customer experience at Mint Indian Bistro.
The merger of Mint Indian Bistro and India Oven Masala under the brand name “Mint Indian Bistro” shall occur over the next few weeks. India Oven Masala will close its doors permanently effective December 31, 2021. “Meanwhile, our customers will continue to receive the same excellent quality of food and service, which they have experienced from us ever since we opened in 2008,” Parikh added.