Carmen's Deli & Bistro

  • Carmen's Deli & Bistro
  • Carmen's Deli & Bistro
  • Carmen's Deli & Bistro
  • Carmen's Deli & Bistro

What do you like about doing business in Ohio?

Ohio is a great place to live, work and raise a family. The community and people are very supportive, understanding and hardworking. 

Description of business:

Carmen’s Deli opened at the beginning of the great recession of 2009 in downtown Dayton in a building pending bankruptcy with a high vacancy rate. It was the dream of Chef Haitham Imam, encouraged by his wife, Carmen, to leave the world of corporate food service and open his own restaurant. Quickly embraced by the downtown office workers, the little deli where the food is hand crafted with the freshest ingredients by the friendliest staff, grew from two to nine people. Thanks to new owners of the Kettering Tower, Carmen’s was given the opportunity to move across the street and continue to build on the tradition- expanding to serve dinner, spirits and become a bistro. Chef Imam is a graduate of the culinary and hospitality program at Sinclair Community College. He’s proud to be living the American dream as naturalized citizen, working in the same community where he received his education. He’s thankful to his family and extended family and especially friends for encouraging him in his pursuit of good food and exceptional service at Carmen’s Deli and Bistro.

Company Statistics:

Location: 40 N. Main Street, Suite 60 Dayton, Ohio 45402 Montgomery County
Type of Industry: Restaurant
Products/Services: Fresh ingredients, salads/sandwiches, and catering
Number of Current Employees: 9
Year Company Started: 2009

Follow Carmen's Deli:

*All information was submitted by the company.