THE STORY OF AUTHENTIC TASTE

The Falafel Karim Sahyoun success story has a humble beginning all the way back in 1933, when Mustapha Sahyoun Senior opened his very first shop on Bchara El Khoury Street in the heart of Beirut.

The popularity of the original location grew throughout the years, and after the Lebanese civil war that spanned the 70’s and 80’s, The Original Falafel Karim Sahyoun emerged as a destination in the heart of the city and today in the 21st century, the brand, the flavour, and the tradition are reaching limits never before imagined.

This iconic location symbolises the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit and has passed down the recipes to the world’s best falafel through the generations of the Sahyoun family. It is Mustapha Sahyoun Senior’s grandson, Karim Sahyoun, who is continuing the family tradition and sharing the family’s delicious Falafel recipe with the World. This franchised operation, Falafel Karim Sahyoun, is branching out from Beirut to across the Middle East and the Levant.

Mustapha Sahyoun had only one wish: create the World’s best Falafel sandwich, rich with flavour, and crisp with freshness. The World has changed in many ways, but the sandwich you buy today at Falafel Karim Sahyoun is still made the exact same way Mustapha Sr. himself made it. From the freshly baked bread, delivered daily to the kitchen, to the perfect blend of tahini and lemon juice in the Tarator, topped with the most delicious and flavourful pieces of falafel.

The tradition of making a falafel sandwich the way our founder intended lives on through the generations.

OUR MISSION

“To serve the world an Authentic Lebanese Falafel and vegetarian delicacies. We will accomplish this by providing each customer with an exceptional product that is freshly prepared and served by friendly and attentive staff”

THE HISTORY OF AUTHENTIC TASTE

1933

Opening first shop on Bchara El Khoury Street in the heart of Beirut.
1968

Zouheir Sahyoun took over the management of Falafel Mustafa Sahyoun
1978

The original store was closed due to the civil war and Mustafa Sahyoun opened a store at Malla and another at Nahr
1992

Reopening of the original store after the war ended
2000

At the beginning of the year 2000, Karim Sahyoun started working with his father at the original Falafel Mustafa Sahyoun shop.
2015

Opening First Falafel Karim Sahyoun store in Lebanon.
2016

13 Falafel Karim Sahyoun stores.
2017

Over 20 locations and opened the first international store in Istanbul Turkey.

EXPERIENCED TEAM

Karim Sahyoun

CEO and founder of Falafel Karim Sahyoun

Karim started working with is father in this business since the year 2000.

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