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of Orléans most popular Lebanese food restaurants
has changed owners. But regulars fear not, the old
owner plans to stick around for awhile to ensure that
the quality the establishment has become famous for
owners Haytham (second from right) and
Georges Rahmeh are taking over the Cedar
Valley Lebanese Food restaurant from Fadi
and Marcelle Nasr who are retiring after
running the establishment for 14 years..
and Marcelle Nasr first opened Cedar Valley Lebanese
Food in the Orleans Garden Shopping Plaza on Dec.
2, 2002. Fourteen years and thousands of shawarmas
later they are hanging up their aprons. Well, at least,
Marcelle is. Fadi will continue to support the new
owners half days as the food operations manager.
keys to the restaurant officially changed hands on
Dec.1. For Marcelle, who plans to relax for a few
months after spending seven hours a day, six days
a week in the restaurant, it was a day to reflect
on what she and Fadi had built over the past 12 years
with their daughter Jessica and son Georges, who were
12 and 17 when they opened and are both married now.
Jessica and Georges grew up here. This was their
second home, said Marcelle. There are
a lot of memories here. A lot of good memories.
Marcelle says she will miss her customers the most,
and the sense of community operating the restaurant
we opened the restaurant my first thought was that
the customers are like my friends and now they are
like my family, or the Cedar Valley family.
new owners are brothers Haytham and Georges Rahmeh.
Haytham has a background in hotel and restaurant management,
working at one of the most prestigious hotels in Lebanon
in his 20s and early 30s, and Georges has a background
in marketing and social media.
two men are committed to maintaining the highest level
of service and quality of food that Cedar Valleys
customers have come to count on every time they walk
through the door.
want people to know that we are family people too
and we dont want to let Fadi and Marcelle down.
This is their child, they raised it from a baby and
they are handing it over to us know, so its
a big responsibility, says Haytham. Which
is why it was so important that Fadi stays on for
a while to help us and to ensure that the quality
stays the same.
toward the future, the two brothers want to promote
the restaurant as an option for local businesses when
deciding what to have for lunch. They also plan to
survey the customers on possibly expanding
the menu and adding more items.
may add a few things, but only after we listen to
the customers, says Georges.
now the focus is on maintaining the status quo and
getting to know the people who made Cedar Valley a
five-time winner of the Peoples Choice Business
Valley Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is located in the Orleans Garden
Shopping Centre at the corner of Jeanne d'Arc Blvd.
and Orléans Blvd. (see map).
They're phone number is 613-590-0372.
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