This series is aimed to provide a Business Spotlight on local people and businesses in the East Contra Costa County community that are being impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and their response to the virus.
In today’s business spotlight, Abdullah Fazli of Chaman Kabob Restaurant in the City of Brentwood where the COVID-19 shelter-in-place has forced them to take-out only and curbside pickup which has resulted in a business loss of around 75%.
- Name of Business: Chaman Kabob Restaurant
- Location: 5611 Lone Tree Way S120 Brentwood CA 94513
- Website/Social media: www.chamankabob.com / Facebook.com
- Phone: (925) 634-1454
Talk about your company and what you do.
Chaman Kabob is women owned family restaurant offering delicious healthy foods. We have been a part of this community for almost 10 years.
Why did you open your business?
We opened Chaman Kabob because we got tired of having so many unhealthy fast foods or corporate restaurants. We wanted to provide delicious foods and amazing service. At the time Chaman Kabob opened there was no middle eastern or Mediterranean restaurant available in Brentwood, Antioch, Oakley or Discovery Bay.
What do you love most about it?
We love sharing our 100+ year old recipes with our guests. We enjoy sharing these amazing dishes and Afghan culture with our guests. We sincerely enjoy being a part of this community. We have shown our love back to the community by donating foods to first responder’s, Fire fighter, police and kaiser ER department. We feel that its our duty to be involved with our community.
How has the coronavirus impacted your business?
We have lost around 75% of our business. It has become difficult to get certain meats or vegetables from our vendors. We used to go with one or two vendors but now have to contact 6 vendors to get the same product. We are also noticing a 15-20% increase when we do buy these products.
How have you responded to coronavirus – how has your business changed
We are offering delivery and pick up for any order. A guest can ask us for no contact when ordering by placing orders through our website. We are not allowing any guests to wait inside of the restaurant for their meals instead we take it to them when ready. We are sanitizing common used areas after each guest. Chaman kabob had received an award from the health department prior to coronavirus. This award basically meant that we are a leader in the industry. award is called “food safety excellence award” 4200 permitted food facilities and out of them only 238 received this award in Contra Costa County.
Any special deals right now that the community can take advantage of?
At this time we offer daily specials. We are working on a couple of programs that will be announced on Facebook and chamankabob.com.
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Disclosure: this series is being done at no cost to local business or individuals as an attempt to provide value to our community. If interested in potentially being included in this series, email [email protected]