After moving to the region for work two years ago and falling in love with the lifestyle, Hammad Mustafa has decided to take on a new career venture with the opening of Bargara Kebab.
The shop is currently being constructed at the Bargara Central Shopping Centre, adjacent to Woolworths, with Hammad and brother Fahad hopeful they will be able to open the doors to the community on 1 May.
Hammad said he was thrilled to take on the business opportunity in a place he loved and was already receiving plenty of support from locals.
“I moved to Bundaberg two years ago for work but now have decided to continue living here as the quality of life here is exclusively great,” he said.
“Bargara offers unique business opportunities as the region grows exponentially.
“We’ve seized the opportunity to offer widely-loved food and fill the gap in the area.
“Our Facebook page has attracted an overwhelming response from the community which is welcoming and encouraging.”
Hammad said Bargara Kebab would provide an offering of delicious kebabs and other options.
“As our business name suggests most of the food items will be involving the kebab, mainly doner kebab with a variety of options to chose from,” he said.
“The menu will include chicken, lamb, beef and vegetarian based recipes with the option is add salad and sauce.
“Along with that fries and soft drinks are offered to make it a complete meal.
“We will be initially serving the takeaway orders with expectations to start at door delivery in the future.”
Hammad said opening his business would mean supporting the local community.
“I plan on to give back to the community by offering employment to locals and by participating and supporting community events,” he said.
“Our staff will consist of six to eight personnel.
“The business hours are set to be 10 am to 10 pm during Monday to Thursday and Sunday while 10 am to 10.30 pm on Friday and Saturday.”
Hammad said he was excited to welcome customers when Bargara Kebabs opens in May.
“Running a business has always been a dream, over the years many ideas were born and abandoned,” he said.
“However, this opportunity seems promising and propelled me to take the risk.
“With working experience in hospitality and fast-food restaurants the value of a satisfied customer has always been fulfilling which I am looking forward to continue.”
Find out more about Bargara Kebab on the Facebook page here.
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