Almost 4 decades ago, in 1976, a small shop in the heart of Central Kolkata was where it all began.Mr. Banchharam Ghosh, the man behind the brand, came to the city from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) with his 2 brothers. It was real hard times for the young man. But he never gave up. After a few years of initial struggle, he started operating a few canteens at industrial houses and was doing reasonably well. He gained lot of experience running this eatery business.
Mr. Ghosh was not satisfied though, as he had bigger dreams, so he decided to set up his own shop. But he could not come up with a suitable name for it, even after several brain storming sessions. Finally, his friends suggested the best name was his own "BANCHHARAM", which was uncommon for a sweet shop.