Will Biryani Cart Be Able to Cope With Its Moment in the Spotlight?
We Midtown Lunchers have known about the Biriyani/Biryani Cart on 46th and 6th for awhile now, but with its recent Vendy Award nomination it looks like the word is now filtering up to the “real” media. When I walked by today a New York Daily News reporter was there taking pictures just after Noon as the line began to swell. You could blame the line on the Vendy announcement, but it’s kind of like that every day (although today it was definitely a little crazier than normal.) You may say the secret ingredient is disorganization. As much as I love their food, the Biryani Cart may want to rethink their ordering situation. With four guys in the cart, things would move a lot smoother if each guy took charge of one facet of the operation (i.e taking orders, cooking, packaging up, taking money.)
I never thought I’d say this, but maybe they should take a cue from the Jamaican Dutchy cart on 51st and 7th. They were dreadfully slow filling orders at first, until they opened a pick up window on the side of the cart. Place your order in the front, go to the side to pick up and pay. With the Biryani Cart’s newfound fame, they are clearly going to have to do something.
UPDATE: The Biryani Cart ran out of food today at 2:30pm. They’re sending out for reinforcements.