Guelph's latest shawarma restaurant owned and operated by Syrian refugees 

Guelph Today - The owners and all the employees at Shawarma.G in the Speedvale Plaza came to Canada as refugees

Seven years ago Walaa Allaf was walking late at night in Downtown Guelph.

Shawarma.G, located in the Speedvale Plaza, is co-owned by Allaf and fellow Syrian refugee Bassam Alkhaledi. All nine employees of the business are also Syrian refugees.

"Some, like me, have been here a few years. Others not so long. One of our cooks has only been here for 32 days," Allaf says.

He says sometimes refugees struggle to find work.

"They want to work, but found it difficult finding jobs," he says. "Our goal was to give refugees a place to work."

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