Ep 11. Mahbub Restaurant
In this episode of Set Lunch, Razif talks to the Omar Farouq Ali who is the director of Mahbub, a famous “mamak” (Indian Muslim) restaurant based in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Mahbub, a family business spanning 3 generations, has pivoted away from the typical business model of mamak restaurants by venturing into the catering industry as well as looking into overseas expanion.
Taking over a family-owned restaurant that’s been around for 3 generations is no easy feat but together with his brothers and father, Omar is not only leading Mahbub into a new era of prosperity but also bringing in positive changes to the business. In this podcast, Omar discusses his family’s dabbling in the F&B industry and how they turned failures into a success story. As the restaurant is uniquely operated as a family business, Omar also shares the challenges of working as a family of entrepreneurs and ways to be ahead of competitors.
Mahbub Restaurant won the Best Creative Brand Transformation for SME Awards 2017 after 40 years of being in business!