How Lebanese Immigrants Influenced the Canadian Business in Moncton
October 5, 2019
By Sudbury |
From a refugee status to building a family network of restaurants, Fahd Doumany is one of the Lebanese who helped shaped the business community in Moncton, NB.
“Lebanon, a country often called “the jewel of the Middle East,” is where the poet Khalil Gibran came from. It’s also where many of the industrious entrepreneurs in Greater Moncton were born and raised.”~ India Intiar, Huddle Today, Moncton (Canada).
Many Lebanese in Moncton today are praised for their success in business, and many of them were immigrants who fled Lebanon, with practically nothing much, during the civil war between 1975 and 1990.
They worked hard, faced the challenges of adapting, missed home countless times, and challenged the harsh long Canadian winters, determined to make it through. And they did, successfully.
Among them today in Moncton, New Brunswick, McDonalds’ franchisee Georges Nammour, and Mike Timani who is the President of the Moncton Lebanese Association, and also a businessman, owner of the bread company Fancy Pokket.
Another similar success story is that of Fahd Doumany, who currently owns the franchise brand Freddie’s Pizza & Donair in 7 locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, and up to open another one in the city of St. Stephen’s in Charlotte County (New Brunswick).