Abou Andre story started in 1976 by Farid Lutfi from a 100 square-foot store in Zouk Mikhael, Lebanon. Farid Lutfi formerly a Lebanese army veteran, operated his modest store with his wife and children selling only falafel and soft drinks. The first branch was a success and it remains open till this date.
In 1985, Andre, the eldest son and graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere of Beirut, saw a great niche and opportunity to expand across Lebanon. Therefore he capitalized on the good reputation and opened the second store in Jounieh, Lebanon. This store was more of a fast casual restaurant offering take-away service as well as accommodating those coming in for a quick bite or a fulfilling meal. Furthermore, a menu was elaborated and included a range of Lebanese rustic dishes such as ful, hummus, fattat and qawarma.
The concept was a real success. Today, Abou Andre has 8 different locations opened throughout the main northern cities of Lebanon and the suburbs of Beirut.
In 2012, the third generation joined the family business and decided that just like their father did in Lebanon the time has come to expand globally what their grandfather created,
as the 36 years old legend and success continues...