Fayez Droubi took his family from Zahle, Lebanon to Boston, Massachusetts in 1973.  They left a country with emerging internal strife and pending civil war.  He wanted the opportunity and stability of America for his growing family.  In 1974, Fayez, his wife Samia and two boys Fadi (Fred) and Rabih (Bob) settled in a suburb of Boston: Dedham, Massachusetts.  Mr. Droubi established his first Pita Bakery in Rosendale Square with his partners, including one of his brothers.  The Bakery was called Droubi Brothers Bakery.  After selling his interest to his partners, in 1978 Mr. Droubi relocated his family to Houston, Texas.  This is where he established Droubi’s Bakery and Deli with his other brother.  Rabih and Fadi often accompanied their father to the bakery.   The business flourished, providing the residents of Houston excellent quality baked goods and a full line Middle Eastern grocery store.  People travelled from all over Texas to experience the great flavors and tastes they produced.  Rabih (Bob) and his brother Fadi (Fred) assisted their father and uncle in every detail of day-to-day operations and management of the business.  The business grew to four units throughout Houston and Sugar Land, as well as a wholesale division.  Fadi continued to work in the family business while Rabih left to study at the University of Texas at Austin.  Upon his return, Rabih helped bring the Droubi family business to the forefront of International Food in Houston, Texas.   Droubi’s Bakery and Deli was known around the world for its Pita Bread and flavors from the Middle East and Europe.

 
left side rule
 

In 1989, Mr. Droubi sold his interest in the Bakery and Deli to his brother.  Rabih (Bob) and Fadi (Fred) established Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill in downtown Houston at 648 Polk St., across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill is a quick service, casual restaurant serving Lunch and Catering to visitors and employees of the many corporations and offices within downtown.  The family owned and operated restaurants have a great following of repeat customers.   Soon, the second location in the tunnel system of downtown was opened at what was then the Bank One Building (now 919 Milam).  The third location was open in 2005 at 507 Dallas St. @ Brazos Street.  Following the unfortunate occurrences of the Enron bankruptcy and Tragedy of 9/11, the original location was closed.  The second location (in the tunnel) was sold to other operators.  Currently, the Flagship Restaurant at 507 Dallas Street continues to provide family owned and operated personal service with fresh, high quality ingredients.  You must visit Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill at 507 Dallas St. to experience the great Lebanese and Greek sandwiches such as the Chicken and Beef Shawarma, Gyros, and Falafel.   They are also famous for their Vegetarian Plate, Sampler Plate, and Beef and Chicken Kebabs.  Today Bob’s two young boys, Chris (8) and Ryan (6) are the next generation of Droubi Brothers…looking for a location near you to continue the family trade.