And how the trend has caught on. When Mumbai's fave frankie place tentatively opened its first outlet next to the Lifestyle
complex, they weren't sure how it'd go. Would people pay 25 bucks for what is essentially a chapaati
roll? Now, around ten new branches later, it's safe to say the formula works. Hyderabad is descending in droves. As proof of its prosperity, the Begumpet joint, still the most popular one, now has a big flashing neon sign. Yes, we'd say it's been a success.
And it is basically a roti stuffed with a filling of your choice. With a mystery sauce, and onions, and vinegar, and chillies, and lots of cheese. The choice isn't too wide, and the the most popular is the Veg Cheese Frankie, which has all of the above and a vegetable cutlet that's mostly potato. The Tawa Chicken is spicier, heavier and also as much in demand. The Masala Veg is nothing great, but the Paneer Frankie is pretty good. The Mutton Frankie is also avoidable, but the Plain Cheese is yum.
Tibb's also serves grilled sandwiches, which come a distant second to the main business. And though it is a chain, not all outlets are as good. It helps to watch as they make your frankie, to ensure it's exactly the way you like it. The only issue is that the frankies are greasy and, unfortunately, it's very difficult to stop at one. We can see why the city is giving in without a fight.