Red FM celebrates the best of Bengaluru with Red FM’s Thappa

Celebrating the best of Bengaluru, 93.5 Red FM, through its unique Red FM ka Thappa campaign, invited votes from all across the city for Bengalureans to vote for their favourite local iconic spots. The people of Bengaluru voted in plenty across categories like – Coffee, Biryani, Buffet, Malls and Ice Cream to pick their favourite outlets. In cities like Mangaluru, Mysuru and Gulburga, Red FM ka Thappa is christened Red FM Na Chaapu. 

This year, Bombay Lucky Restaurant reigned supreme by bagging the Red FM ka Maha Chaapu stamp of approval for serving the best biryani in all of Karnataka. Apart from the winner Bombay Lucky Restaurant (Mangaluru), nominees included eateries like Nandhana Palace (Bengaluru), Donne Biriyani Mane (Mysore), and Galaxy Restaurant (Gulbarga). 

B Surendar, COO, Red FM network, said, “Red FM has always taken pride in being the largest platform for the people of Bengaluru to express themselves. Our interactive property ‘Red FM ka Thappa’ usually enables citizens to vote for their favourite outlets in Bengaluru. Every year, the categories are selected basis the places Bengalureans frequent the most. However, this year we decided to make the Red FM ka Thappa campaign even bigger by inviting votes from all across Karnataka through the Maha Thappa/ Chaapu category. There is absolutely no doubt that food binds people together and in Karnataka biriyani tops the preferred food list. We have been overwhelmed by the response received from our listeners from across the state and we shall continue to celebrate the categories our listeners find the best every year.” 

Other Bengaluru-specific categories with corresponding winners and nominees were: 

Best Coffee:

MTR (WINNER) – Thappa given to the oldest and most famous Lal Bagh outlet
Indian Coffee House
Airlines Hotel 

Best Biryani:

Nandhana Palace (WINNER) – Thappa given to the crowd-favourite Indiranagar outlet
Gundappa Donne Biryani
Paradise Biryani 

Best Buffet:

Flechazo (WINNER) – Thappa given to Whitefield outlet
Barbeque Nation
Chutney Chang 

Best Mall:

Phoenix Marketcity (WINNER) – Thappa given to Whitefield mall
Orion Mall
VR Bengaluru Mall 

Best Ice Cream:

Corner House (WINNER) – Thappa given to the Indiranagar outlet

Red FM’s campaign Thappa is a people’s choice award, where listeners across cities vote for their favourite places and services. The most voted in the city is honoured with Red FM’s approval stamp ‘Thappa’. The Thappa campaign is a three-week long annual IP that brings a lot of excitement across 30 major cities pan-India, including major cities like Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, and Bhubaneshwar. Listeners also get a chance to win the biggest fan contest by voting.


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