When Mohamad Joumaa learned about the growing number of customers who were driving from Canton to Dearborn’s King’s Bakery, he did what most savvy entrepreneurs would do.
The Dearborn resident opened the popular 11-year-old eatery’s second location four months ago in Canton at 42122 Ford Road.
The decision has been a win-win for Joumaa, the owner of the Canton King’s Bakery, and for the local residents who can now enjoy the bakery’s delicious offerings without having to make the 25-minute-ish drive east on Ford Road.
Having earned a royal reputation for its one-of-a-kind Manou-wich and a wide selection of tasty items baked in an on-site brick oven, King’s Bakery is thriving thanks to its unique delicious food and exquisite customer service.
“The Canton community has really gone out of its way to welcome and support us,” said Joumaa. “People are excited because we’re offering them food items that haven’t been available in this area.”
Joumaa, who earned a business degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, said he embraces the daily adrenaline rush that comes with being an entrepreneur.
“There is nothing better than working for yourself and working in your own place every day,” he said. “It’s very exciting owning my own place.”
A Canton Chamber of Commerce grand-opening ribbon cutting ceremony will unfold Saturday at 10 a.m.
One-of-a-kind menu item
The Manou-wich — which King’s Bakery has trademarked — is a generously-sized serving of meat, chicken or turkey (among other selections) wrapped in brick oven-baked cheese bread.
“The Manou-wich is what we’re known for and it’s something you can’t find anywhere else,” said Joumaa. “People love that it’s fresh and baked in a brick oven, which gives it a distinctive taste.”
King’s Bakery’s menu lists 17 flavors of Manou-wich, with the Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch offering labeled as its BEST SELLER.
Depending on the size and whether you order the combo (fries and a drink), the Manou-wich — which is a meal in itself — costs from $9.49 to $17.
King’s Bakery also offers a wide selection of Manaeesh — for vegetarians and meat-lovers — which are traditional Lebanese flatbreads deliciously flavored with zaatar or other ingredients.
Price is right
The bakery also offers modestly-priced sandwiches (stand-alone chicken and meat Shawarma sandwiches run just $5.50), sides (hummus, fatoush, tabbouleh, french fries and a veggie plate), breakfast plates and dinner plates that feature chicken and meat Shawarma and Fatoush.
The King’s Bakery Canton location is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed Monday.
The eatery has earned stellar 5-star reviews across the board during its first four months of business.
The Dearborn restaurant (located at 4618 Greenfield Road) is open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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