New restaurant opens in diner-style venture

Keighley News: Pictured at the opening of Desi Diner in North Street, Keighley, are Lord Altaf Sheikh, left, and owner, Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool Pictured at the opening of Desi Diner in North Street, Keighley, are Lord Altaf Sheikh, left, and owner, Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool

A prominent member of the British Muslim community has opened a new diner-style restaurant in Keighley.

Lord Altaf Sheikh was invited to officially launch Desi Diner in North Street.

He is the chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, and also founded the Sheikh Abdullah Foundation, which helps people with cancer and victims of natural disasters.

Dozens of guests were present at the diner’s launch last month, which was also attended by Lord Sheikh’s wife, Shahida. The business is owned by Showfield resident Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool and managed by his son, Shahid Rasool. It first opened its doors to customers in late November.

The Rasools said they were keen to offer local people a day-time alternative to fast-food takeaways in the town centre. The diner currently operates from noon to 11pm, though its owners plan to expand its hours to allow it to offer breakfasts.

Mr Rasool senior added: “The opening went very well, plenty of people came along and we received a letter of thanks from Lord Sheikh afterwards.”

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10:24am Sun 12 Jan 14

Mixter says...

A Diner thats not fast-food? Contradiction is terms, surely?
Still, its obviously a much needed food outlet for Keighley.
A Diner thats not fast-food? Contradiction is terms, surely? Still, its obviously a much needed food outlet for Keighley. Mixter

8:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Mik_e says...

How many fast food outlets can a small deprived town like Keighley support?
How many fast food outlets can a small deprived town like Keighley support? Mik_e

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