About

OSMOW’S

Our Story

SINCE 2001

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Family Owned % Operated since 2001

Since I was a boy, I have understood the power of food. I left my birth country in search of a better life for my family, but I will always fondly recall the sights and aromas of the delightful Mediterannean dishes back in Egypt – whether in the local market, at the many restaurants, or cooked at home and enjoyed with family and friends.

When I arrived in Canada, I was determined to do whatever it took to be successful, and I worked different jobs trying to make my way in this new world. I pumped gas, worked retail, but always with the desire to get back to my real passion: food.

Finally, I scraped together enough money together to buy a sub shop in 1999, but two years later I wasn’t seeing the success I’d hoped for. One day a customer asked me what I was having for lunch…Shawarma! He was captivated by the aroma and flavour of my lunch, and encouraged me to put it on the menu.

Listening to my customer gave me the confidence I needed. I closed the sub shop,  and with the help of my family I painted,  rebranded, and opened the first Osmow’s a week later. I did whatever I could to get our local community to give Mediterranean food a try, including giving out free samples at local festivals; soon people were lining up for it.

It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve loved every minute of this journey, and I am so happy working alongside my family every day to bring Osmow’s to loyal customers,  like you. I still love hearing your feedback and trying new ideas that our customers come up with. Thanks for being a part of our extended Osmow’s family…because to us, family is everything!

Sam Osmow

Our

MISSION

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Our mission is to satisfy the cravings of each and every one of our consumers according to their specific needs by providing them with a large selection of our rich and Modern Mediterranean cuisine.

Our

GOAL

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Five years from now, Osmowʼs will be known as the largest Mediterranean fast casual chain in North America. We will be known for our flavourful and healthy food, that is enhanced by our signature sauces. We will continuously innovate through our menu and customer experience. Maintaining our strong Canadian roots while always giving back to the community.

Reader's Choice 2020

Thank You

FOR MAKING US YOUR #1 CHOICE

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Osmow’s was voted by you, our customers, as one of the top businesses in the Middle Eastern Food and Mediterranean food category.

This is a tremendous honour and we are grateful to have delivered the quality of food and service to our wonderful customers.

Sam

THE MAN

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Sam Osmow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Due to his passion in culinary arts, he gained his experience and unleashed his culinary talent through his mere love for food.

As an aspiring business man, Sam experimented with his own recipes and came up with what Osmow’s is today.

Meet

THE TEAM

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Sam Osmow
Sam Osmow
Principal & Founder
Ben
Ben Osmow
CEO & Head of Franchise Operations
Bernadette Osmow
Bernadette Osmow
Chief Marketing & HR President
Marina Baric
Marina Baric
Marketing Director
Jas Vanvat
Jas Vanvat
Finance Director
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Tom Madden
Director of Real Estate
Hanan
Hanan Hanaa
Accounting Manager
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Yzabel Sawicki
Operations Manager
Emad
Emad Mousa
General Accountant
Youssef-Mesiha
Youssef Mesiha
Accounts Payable Clerk
Wendell-Tan
Wendell Tan
Senior District Manager | Franchise Developer
Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
District & Quality Assurance Manager
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Ajo Joseph
District & Quality Assurance Manager
Stella
Stella Fanelli
Senior Corporate Franchise Trainer
John
John Iskander
IT Manager
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Carol Mechedjian
Senior Legal Counsel
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Marta Sporniak
Law Clerk
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Herman Wong
Senior Project Manager
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Danso Boadi
Plant Manager
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Maha Ammar
Assistant Brand Manager
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Hassan Naeem
Social Media Manager
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Dolkar Tenpa
Office Coordinator
Daniel-Allicock
Daniel Allicock
Franchising Manager
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DJ Rutherford
New Store Opener
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Ayman Zakhary
Shipping & Receiving Associate
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Simranjeet Kaur
Shipping Coordinator