An Indian restaurant in Wolverhampton has seen its profits increase after extending the dining area using a £70,000 loan.
Mother India on Tettenhall Road serves traditional Punjabi cuisine to its loyal Wolverhampton customer base.
Proprietor Amerjit Ram took over the curry house in 2001 and completed the extension to the building this summer in order to satisfy growing local demand for its cuisine.
The business, which employs 10 people, has more than doubled its seating capacity from 40 to 90 covers and increased the building from 50 to 103 square metres after securing funding from Lloyds TSB Commercial.
Since the expansion Mother India’s profits have increased and the restaurant now offers a lunchtime buffet to its customers.
Mr Ram said: “Our customer base has grown so much in recent years that we had to unfortunately start turning people away, at which point we knew we had to expand.”
Bob Taylor, relationship manager at Lloyds TSB Commercial, said: “The business has seen strong growth since opening the extension. It can now serve all customers that come in looking for a tasty meal, not to mention the extra revenue generated through lunchtime sales, and I am pleased that Lloyds TSB Commercial was able to facilitate this growth.”