Crafting Traditions, One Flavourful Legacy at a Time
Satish Chona, a then engineer with BOAC, starts an ice cream parlour in Karachi (then part of India)
Post-partition and after moving multiple cities, Satish Chona finally settles in Ahmedabad, and after years of hustling, he finally opens the first QSR outlet at Relief Road, Ahmedabad.
In the span of 30 years Chona Family started making a name for themselves as a brand serving great quality food and ice cream, thus resulting in the launch of its first casual dine-in restaurant.
He commissions a one-of-a-kind ice cream factory in Ahmedabad, expanding the scale of production, while maintaining the trademark, innovation, capabilities and quality.
This move standardizes the operations and scales the footprints of the QSR and the restaurant business, while maintaining taste and consistency.
After pursuing a degree from Purdue and working with Panera bread, Ankit Chona, along with beginning the first franchisee operations, also expands the ice cream business into the neighbouring states of Gujarat.
The Chonas sell their 100% stake in the Ice cream business to a south Korean Company and shifted their focus to their existing food service business and several new ventures.
With complete focus now on the food business, the Chonas now expanded their legacy food service business by launching a new brand called “Hocco” which stands for House of Chonas Collaborative.
Aiming to serve its authentic recipes with a twist to new-age customers who crave delicious Indian food, HOCCO gains momentum in India and also enters the USA with its first-ever QSR outlet in Virginia.
We believe that great ice cream moments happen when people come together. That’s why our people are at heart of everything we do - the people who make the ice creams, serve them and eat them
We don’t put anything into our ice creams that we wouldn’t love to eat ourselves or share with our families. ‘Acchai & Sacchai’ are values we have inherited and those that guide us.
We aim to be an arms-wide-open brand for everyone - from the way we price our products to the environments we strive to create in our parlours. No one should ever feel like they don’t belong.