When brothers Georges and Haytham Rahmeh purchased the Cedar
Valley Lebanese Restaurant in December 2016, they did so
with the intention of putting their own personal touch on
both the decor and the menu.
Haytham (left) and Georges Rahmeh are gadually
putting their unique mark on Cedar Valley
Lebanese Food in Orléans Garden Shopping
addressing the menu, they began the lengthy process of
making some esthetic changes to the interior of the restaurant,
while staying open seven days a week.
It as a long
and somtimes frustratung process, but the end result is
a much brighted more cheerful environment in which to
enjoy a shawarama, donair, falafel, shish kebob, or other
Lebanese specialty they have to offer.
on the front of the restaurant says Cedar Valley
Lebanese Food, not Cedar Valley Shawarma,
explains Haytham who managed an award-winning international
hotel in Beirut before immigrating to Canada.
over the restaurant, the brothers have built up a loyal
clientele by sticking to a simple formula using fresh
ingredients and condiments, including high quality chicken
and beef and they put a major emphasis on customer service.
In fact, they were recently nominated as one of the best
Lebanese restaurants in the entire city by Skip the Dishes.
like coming to Cedar Valley to get their Lebanese food
fix. Besides the standard sandwiches, Cedar Valley also
makes their own tabouleh and hummus on site, and the Fattouche
Salad featuring Haytham’s secret dressing has become a
They are one
of the few Lebanese food restaurants that still offers
four different size sandwiches – small, medium, large
and extra large – and they have a variety of Sunday specials.
is the healthiest food you can eat,” says Georges. “Everything
is made to order using the freshest ingredients.”
In the not
too distant future, the brothers plan to capitalize on
the reputation they’ve gained for their homemade Baklava
and other tasty treats by adding a bakery to the business.
have also ramped up the restaurant’s catering business.
Establishing a menu for a catered event allows Cedar Valley
to offer a long list of Lebanese specialties that are
not on the daily menu.
“We can do
events from 50 people to 500 people, no problem,” says
is what Haytham and Georges are all about. They want each
and every customer to feel welcome from the moment they
walk through the front door..
A renewed focus
on customer service also means a renewed focus on customer
feedback. They have a huge presence on social media including
Facebook and Instagram, through which they can offer their
customers different specials, and they encourage visitors
to provide suggestions on how and where they can improve.
important that you listen to your customers and try to
give them more of what they like,” says Haytham.
With that type
of philosophy in mind, Cedar Valley will continue to provide
its customers with delicious Lebanese food served in a
bright and inviting environment.
Restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. and they are located in the Orléans Garden Shopping
Centre at the corner of Jeanne d’Arc and Orléans Blvd.
You can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.comt
or follow them on Instagram.
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