Sat, 06 August 2022
Abdul Rasheed Puthusseri has a storied history in the food and beverage business. We questioned him on his love of the industry and in particular, his role as the founder and managing director of Unique Restaurant Management.
Could you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your experience?
My family have always been in the business and they insisted on me lending a hand in supporting them. The more I engaged with the restaurant’s daily operations, the more I fell in love with the idea of family and friends uniting around a table of good scrumptious meals.
What can you tell us about the restaurants that fall under Unique Restaurant Management?
It’s my passion to develop new and fun concepts. Mumbai Spices and Alreef Panasia are two of my projects that I believe are very familiar to the crowd in Bahrain. Alrayah Catering is a unit that has actively catered to hospitals, gatherings and celebrations of any capacity. Hashtag Grab is a cloud kitchen concept of filling continental meals you can grab and enjoy while on the go. Finally, I’m sure Al-Osra is a concept that doesn’t require much of an introduction!
Mumbai Spices has proved very popular. What do you believe is the reason for its monumental success?
I realised that I could create a home away from home for Indian people with something as simple as scrumptious meals. Mumbai Spices is my brainchild that strives to serve a variety of street food dishes from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. This is solely the reason why the concept was a huge success. The menu has something for everyone!
Mumbai Spices started at Sharjah Airport, and currently has branches in Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar and Bahrain.
Are there any plans for expansion or the diversification of products and services?
Developing new concepts will always remain my passion and I find myself working on a new concept every day. However, I can reveal that Mumbai Spices is set to make a comeback in Bahrain Mall with state-of-the-art interiors to enhance the experience!
I am also working on setting up an F&B consultancy, like an innovation lab, to impart the knowledge and wisdom I have earned over these years to help others realise their passion and dreams.