Donald Trump fans unite in Dhaka: Bangladeshi entrepreneur opens cafe bearing US president's name

Dhaka: Donald Trump's fans in Dhaka now have an official hangout spot. A restaurant named Trump Cafe, honouring the US president.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

File image of Donald Trump. AP

Saiful Islam, a Bangladeshi entrepreneur and a big fan of Trump, founded the cafe and decided to use the president's name for his coffee shop in Dhaka.

Bringing his idea to fruition was not easy. Saiful had to prove to the authorities that he was the real owner of the business and the president had nothing to do with it, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

The 'Trump Cafe' offers Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisine and other fast food items on its menu. "I did not start the business with any specific thought in mind, just the fact that I am a big fan of President Donald Trump," Saiful was quoted as saying.

Along with other regular favourites, the cafe also serves some food items inspired by Trump such as the special Trump Cocktail or the Green Apple Mocktail.

"My uncle, Kabir Ali, is the manager at a Trump owned restaurant in the US. It was initially his idea to start a restaurant, and since I am a big fan as well, I wanted to get involved in the venture," said Saiful.

Even though Trump remains unaware about the existence of the restaurant and bears no connection to it, Saiful is happy to be a part of the restaurant named after Trump, the report said.

"Many people think he is a joke, but he is an inspiration for me. If you look at his business ventures, you will see that he is quite successful and shrewd at doing business. That is what inspires me," Saiful said.

One of the attractions of the cafe is a Trump cutout that people can take pictures with. Even the cafe's wifi password is named after a Trump family member, the report said. Despite formally opening more than two months ago, the owners are planning a grand opening within the next two months.


Published Date: Jul 13, 2017 02:29 pm | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 02:44 pm


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