Do you still remember Abdulla Ahmed, the founder of Posters Bahrain? Well, we’ve got some exciting news for you… Abdulla along with his business partner, Yousif Alaskari, are currently working on a restaurant concept that will soon be launched on the island!
We recently caught up with Abdulla to know more about this.
Your restaurant concept, The Bossman, seems to be very bold. What was the inspiration behind it?
The Bossman story all begins with the entrepreneur lifestyle. This restaurant is dedicated to those people who work hard, night and day to achieve success. Whether it is hustling at their jobs, building their own business empires, or simply striving the better things in life, every hustler deserves to be rewarded at the end of the day. And what better place to enjoy and reward yourself than The Bossman?
Can you describe what the Bossman experience is?
The Bossman experience is one-of-a-kind as the moment you walk inside the restaurant; you will feel like a boss. You will be treated as a boss and you will instantly feel the energy and positive vibes of the place which I am sure will be a very enjoyable experience for every customer.
Above that, you will have the hustler’s sensuality and environment as you will find many motivational and inspirational quotes within the design of the restaurant. And we want our customers to remember to always “KEEP IT BO$$”.
What does the restaurant’s menu specialize in?
The Bossman will specialize in serving high quality juicy gourmet burgers mainly but that does not stop there! There will be delicious menu for appetizers and mini bites to share with friends or family. Moreover, we have not forgotten the healthy food crowd as we will offer unique salads and there will be some vegan friendly burgers and the customers will have the option to customize their own burgers by choosing everything from the bun type, sauces, meat, and veggies! Last but not least, there will be a fancy beverage and coffee menu with some delicious desserts selections to enjoy.
The menu has been developed by the assistance of the professional F&B consulting firm “KAI HOSPITALITY EXPERTS” whom have worked with major F&B projects such as Angelina Paris, IRIS Bar & Lounge, and My Café restaurant.
There are already loads of restaurant concepts in Bahrain, why are you still venturing into this industry?
There was a lot of risk venturing into this industry as there is a heavy competition in the Bahraini market with many restaurants having their own unique concepts. But after conducting a market research and figuring what the youth market demands especially in the Seef District area, it was decided to go ahead with The Bossman project as the concept is very ideal to where the location of the restaurant is at being surrounded by work offices nearby.
What challenges have you experienced while coming up with this new concept?
As this is our first F&B project to take on, we have faced many challenges along the way. One of the main challenges is setting up the recipes, right menu and the right team from waiters to the head chef. We managed to overcome these challenges with the help of the consulting firm; having them part of the team was one of the best decisions we took.
Another challenge was finding the right branding and interior design for the restaurant; this process took almost a year as we were very picky in choosing the design that will be fun and cool but yet be suitable for all type of customers.
In what ways has COVID-19 changed how you conceptualize The Bossman?
The COVID-19 has impacted the whole market in general and it has made us think and plan ahead for the risks and challenges that we might face after the opening of the restaurant. But the main concept remained the same.
When is The Bossman launching in Bahrain?
The Bossman shall be launched in summer 2021 most probably in July-August and we assure you that it will be a grand opening that nobody would want to miss out on! So make sure to be there!