Small Business Seattle #4: Cedars of Lebanon

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With the influx of diverse food, business owners from different backgrounds are eager to show the community about their eclectic cuisine. It is known that Asian and Mexican cuisine has integrated itself to the American culture, but what about Middle Eastern? The answer is that they are growing, and Cedars of Lebanon is one of the perfect example of a Middle Eastern restaurant that promotes its culture and established its cuisine's ever-growing popularity. 

 

what is cedars of lebanon?

Cedars of Lebanon's Orders-to-Go window.

Cedars of Lebanon's Orders-to-Go window.

One of the most popular dish at Cedars of Lebanon. 

One of the most popular dish at Cedars of Lebanon. 

Found in 1974, Cedars of Lebanon is one of the oldest Middle Eastern restaurants in Seattle. Its owners, Tony Khoury and his wife, believe in delivering the best customer service and representation of their cuisine ranging from Kabobs and Gyros. They also offer a drive-thru and seat-in service. To separate the different services, Cedars provide an Orders-to-Go window on the side of their main entrance in order to make more convenience. 

 

Meet the ceo

Tony Khoury and his wife, owners. 

Tony Khoury and his wife, owners. 

Both Tony Khoury and his wife are passionate in bringing their cuisine to the public. When interviewed about their food quality, they say, "We have great food, and what we eat every day is exactly what we feed our customers. We use a family sauce, and we make sure it is a family business all around." Furthermore, their success in the food industry was not a an easy journey.  "Something I would tell myself 10 years ago is to always keep it going, never give up, and always be stronger than your problems. If your problems are stronger, then they will destroy you. Always be powerful, wise, and very patient. This is a piece of advice I always give everyone." Finally, they shared their vision for their future, "In the future, I want to make sure my kids are successful. As we both look to retire, the business will continue, and my son will take over the family restaurant. He is currently one of the cooks and has a lot of new fresh ideas that we would like to see happen in our restaurant."

Other information

 

To learn more about Cedar of Lebanon, visit their website .

Refer to the map on the right to locate Cedar of Lebanon. 

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