MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - When you think of a fast place to pick-up a meal, Egyptian food is probably not the first to come to mind.
But in less than a year, the only Egyptian restaurant in West Virginia has started to make its mark.
Cairo 2 Go is located in Morgantown and is known for its authentic yet fast food.
The owner of the restaurant, Ahmed Abdelrehim, said he opened to bring fast and cultured food to Morgantown.
“Our concept is we’re more fast casual than you’re traditional sit down," Abdelrehim said. "We focus on quality and affordability when it comes to the price and also speed because we know everyone is in a hurry.”
Abdelrehim said his inspiration came from his heritage.
“I always wanted to build a brand that revolved around my culture and my ethnicity in a way and we are very passionate about our food. We want people to try it and enjoy a new experience that’s not really available in West Virginia," Abdelrehim said.
A loyal Egyptian customer, Omar Mohamed, even said this restaurant brings a feeling of home.
“A lot of people are busy. They just want to pick their food and go, or they have to pick it up so that’s awesome, and at the same time if you want to sit down and have a friend over. I bring my friends over and the people I work with and they love it so we can sit down and have a little talk as if I’m taking them home, so it’s awesome,” Mohamed said.
With both delivery and takeout options, hunger can be satisfied within minutes.
“A lot of people who want their food up and running ready to go just call in 10 minutes in advance and they are good to go," Abdelrehim said.
This restaurant will leave you with a full stomach and plenty of leftovers.
The restaurant is open seven days a week and is located in the Suncrest Towne Center in Morgantown.
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