Meet the TiEcon 2009 Speakers – S Shahzad of Student Biryani
All of us have probably had Student Biryani over the years since Cafe Student first opened its doors, and have commented on the quality and flavour of the biryani being maintained since its early days.
As part of my “Meet the TiEcon 2009 speakers” initiative, I went and met Saleem Shahzad, a young man who is on of the sons of the owner and founder of Student Biryani, the late Haji Mohammad Ali.
Shahzad is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Karachi. He is one of people behind the branding and computerization of Student Biryani but he says he has learnt all he knows about running a restaurant business at the feet of his father who was to him like an academy.
From a small cafe “Cafe Student” which opened in 1969, Student Biryani now has many restauraunts across the country and is opening up several more locally and internationally. How did the initiative first start and how did they get to where they are. Let’s hear part of the story:
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