A new eatery is set to join Centerville’s growing dining scene.
International Restaurant & Delicatessen is scheduled to make its debut June 1 at 261 N. Main St. The restaurant’s menu includes wraps, subs and sandwiches that are made from Halal lunch meats. Sandwiches can be upgraded to a club sandwich or a panini for a nominal fee.
The menu also features a selection of waffle options, including waffle sticks, waffle balls, bubble waffles, waffle donuts, waffle puffs, Belgian waffles and handmade waffle cones, all covered with dips and toppings.
Toppings include Nutella, chocolate glaze, vanilla glaze, syrup, whipped cream, strawberry syrup and chocolate syrup.
There also will be a hummus with pita as an appetizer and cake, pie or baklava for dessert.
The restaurant’s owners are Muhammad Yusuf and Dr. Atif Raja, both of whom are Centerville residents.
Yusuf said the business, which previously was a beauty salon, will be the only restaurant in the region or possibly even the state to offer such a wide variety of waffle products, all baked fresh in the restaurant upon ordering.
International Restaurant & Delicatessen consists of two floors and decor varies from room to room.
Yusuf said International Restaurant & Delicatessen is a concept that has been an idea of his father’s for many years.
“He had the opportunity to live and travel to a number of countries overseas and the tea and coffee shop culture he experienced he wanted to bring to our area,” he said.
The restaurant, which will employ up to seven people, will be operated by Yusuf’s family, all of whom have some experience cooking different ethnic foods.
The business partners chose to bring International Restaurant & Deli to Centerville because the city is “very ethnically diverse” and welcoming to new businesses, Yusuf said
“We chose Main Street in Centerville (because) it’s a very busy area and we wanted to add to the diversity of the area,” he said.