paterson, new jersey — A New Jersey family celebrates the opening of a restaurant. PatersonThe owner took a long journey to get there after fleeing his hometown of war-torn Syria six years ago.
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Perseverance and perseverance are the main ingredients at the newly opened Middle Eastern restaurant.
Toufki Alzouabi, co-owner of Houran Restaurant, said:
“It is my dream to open my own restaurant,” added co-owner Mohammad Al-Haward.
The restaurant is named after the city where 22-year-old Al-Zuabi and 27-year-old Al-Haward fled in Syria. In the mid-2000s, a young man comes to the United States penniless and speaking no English, but his friends and business partners are determined to succeed.
“It’s very difficult. My English is very bad. I can’t go to school. I work every day,” Al-Khawald said.
The work has paid off.
On Tuesday, friends and family celebrated the official grand opening of the restaurant in Paterson, known for its thriving immigrant community.
“They put in a long time. In fact, I think they work 12 to 13 hours a day just to get to this point. And that’s exactly what we celebrate today. American Dream sounds corny, it’s a phrase that’s used a lot, but in this case it’s perfectly appropriate,” Patterson said. Mayor Andre Seigue Said.
Dreams and ambitions have led young people to new paths.
“I was shocked. I didn’t expect to have so many customers and support from people,” Alzouabi said.
They are refugees turned entrepreneurs, using the skills they know to feed their communities and families.
“Yeah, I’m very happy,” Al-Qawaldo said.
Syrian Immigrants Realize American Dream, Opens Middle Eastern Restaurant in Paterson, NJ
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