Our History

Founded in the year 1997 by a young couple Deba Kumar Barman and Pranamika Barman, J14 or ‘Joint for Teen’ was Mr. Deba Kumar Barman’s first business venture. While still working as a Government employee with a little money to make ends meet, Deba Kumar Barman was still on the hunt for extra income to provide a better life to his family. One fine day, as he stepped foot near Gauhati Commerce College he was astonished by the absence of a proper college canteen. This was back in the late ’90s when fast food was not so popular among the people of Guwahati.

Pondering over what he observed, he wished to make use of his Hotel Management skills to bring to life a fast food joint that he had imagined for teens with a shoestring budget, a joint that would not burn a hole in the pockets of students. This was the inception of j14. It was a redeemer for the middle-class young population in Guwahati. The first J14 outlet was opened in front of Gauhati Commerce College which was a massive success in a short span of time. J14 at Commerce still stands strong with a great footfall of satisfied customers.

Soon after, j14 launched its second brand called Kolkata Roll in the year 2009 which also became very popular among food lovers. Today J14 and Kolkata Roll together has 13 outlets and is associated with one international (Uber eats) and two national brands (Swiggy & Zomato).

Deba Kumar Barman and Pranamika Barman are the sole proprietors of J14 and Kolkata Roll and Shillong momo. The aim is to make J14 present in every nook and corner by providing the food lovers quality food at an “affordable price”. The couple believed if you can’t provide good food to your customers you don’t have any right to play with someone’s health and hence the Logo “Good Food” says everything.

The recent addition to the family was another sibling brand called Shillong Momo. Opened in the city of Shillong and Guwahati, Shillong Momo is already an instant hit. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well”, said Virginia Woolf in her book A Room of One’s own. Rightly written were those words by Woolf.

These three brands bring to the people ‘dine out’ joint that lets everyone go home with a certain heartfelt love.

J14 is almost two decades old. Mr. Barman is a dreamer and he makes sure to make his dreams come true with the help of his great vision and innovative ideas. He sees a future to create 100 1st level entrepreneurs by the year 2019 and a future in which all three brands have panned out in all metros of the country. His endeavor to bring together love, food and people is appealing to the heart and mind.


Our Brands

The first J14 outlet was opened in front of Gauhati Commerce College which was a massive success in a short span of time. J14 at Commerce Point still stands strong with a great footfall of satisfied customers.

J14 launched its second brand called Kolkata Roll in the year 2009 which also became very popular among food lovers. Today J14 and Kolkata Roll together has 11 outlets and is associated with one international and two national brands.

The recent addition to the J14 family is another sibling brand called Shillong Momo. Opened in the cities of Shillong and Guwahati, Shillong Momo is already an instant hit.