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Satish Sharma, born in 1957, moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, from Chicago with his family in 2007. He bought a gas station in Farmington, Arkansas, that same year, and in 2012, he bought a second gas station in nearby Mulberry.
Since the gas station in Mulberry was right next to Interstate 40, Sharma thought it would be a good place for a restaurant. Sudesh Sharma, Satish’s wife, works at the VA Hospital as a nurse and helps in the restaurant on weekends. India Restaurant sells a buffet of Indian dishes alongside lunch specials like hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Heavy interstate traffic draws truckers and travelers who stop for a tank of gas and a taste of their Indian dishes.