New Indian restaurant in Lynchburg pledges more than half of its profits to community

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A new restaurant in Lynchburg, Annie’s Indian Kitchen, is planning to give 60 percent of its profits to the community by supporting local organizations.

Annie’s Indian Kitchen had its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at its location on Forest Road.

State Sen. Steve Newman was in attendance, along with other elected officials.

The owner of the Annie’s Indian Kitchen, Dr. Prince Arvind, is a former pastor from Charlotte who moved to the United States about five years ago.

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According to Dr. Arvind, this is one of the only restaurants in the area that sells authentic South Indian food, saying their main purpose is to give back to the community.

“We want to invest that money so this community will grow and get healthier,” said Dr. Arvind. “The important thing is that I have really been blessed because America blessed me with education.”

(Photo: Amanda Lee/WFXR News)

The owner says he wants to help develop young entrepreneurs, assist children with education, enhance the empowerment of women, and further local employment opportunities.

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