Established in 1979, Barbar first opened as a small Manouche bakery to serve Beirut’s locals.
Since then, it has turned into a popular eatery, hosting many celebrities and famous personalities in Beirut and now across the MENA region.
When asked about the reason for opening in Egypt, Barbar’s COO, Ali Ghaziri, told 961 that Egypt is an important market for the restaurant, “as Egyptian tourism to Lebanon has increased the brand recognition in the past decade.”
He added that the F&B industry in Egypt is now booming and that “the market is craving authentic Lebanese food, which a void Barbar will fill.”
Ali Ghaziri noted that Lebanese food is no stranger to the MENA region, adding that their main focus is to offer customers a taste of Lebanese street food.
Ghaziri also revealed to 961 that Barbar’s focus for the next two years will be in the MENA region. “Nevertheless, we are always looking for partners for the US and Europe, I would love to see Barbar in Paris, London, or New York one day,” he added.