Last Tuesday the new fast casual Indian food concept Merzi opened doors. With an estimated 350 customers the first day the restaurant sold out of food well before I dropped by at 7pm to give it a try.
In today’s Washingtonpost Danielle Douglas shares the story of the humble beginnings of the concept as Kazo Kitchen in an Anne Arundel County Chevron mini-mart. Owner Qaiser Kazmi refined his recipes and business plan, brought in partners, and launched a full-fledged restaurant that has been labeled by some as the Chipotle of Indian cuisine.
Have any of you tried it yet? The Yelp reviews seem mostly favorable with the dissenters claiming the food is under spiced.