Mumtaz Group

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Type Private (Limited liability)
Founded 1979
Headquarters Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Key people Mumtaz Khan Akbar, Dr Gul-Nawaz Khan Akbar, Rab-Nawaz Khan Akbar
Products Restaurants
Express foods
Food processing

Mumtaz (Urdu: ممتاز‎) is a food group based in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The food group which are worth £350 million own two restaurants, with the original flagship Mumtaz Restaurant being sited on Great Horton Road in Bradford. The Mumtaz is one of the best-known restaurants in Bradford.[1] The group opened the second restaurant in Leeds in 2009,[2] and is looking to expand into London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.[3] Mumtaz has had many notable diners at its restaurants, including David Cameron, Dawn French, Shilpa Shetty, Frank Bruno, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jackie Shroff, Amir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Queen Elizabeth II and Cristiano Ronaldo.[4]

Apart from restaurants, the group also runs the Mumtaz Food Industries food processing division – one of the main factories, with office blocks and warehouses, is located in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

The group recently started a new take-away format, known as "Jaldi Jaldi". These Jaldi Jaldi outlets operate on a franchise basis. The first Jaldi Jaldi outlet was opened in October 2009 with the help of family friend James Caan.[5] By 2013 most Jaldi Jaldi stores have closed down. One outlet remained in Leeds University Union[6] which eventually closed on 27th April 2014.

Mumtaz Khan Akbar[edit]

Mumtaz Khan[disambiguation needed] is founder and owner of the Mumtaz brand. He was born in Mera Qadir, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan on 10 February 1959 and joined his family in Britain in 1972. Mumtaz Khan has since become one of the richest men in Yorkshire and Lancashire, with a personal wealth of £96.5 million (2013).[7][8]

Mumtaz Khan is the Governor of the first bank to open in Azad Kashmir. He is also known for his charitable work throughout the UK and Pakistan. In 2012 he received two doctorates. One from the University of Bradford and the other from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Mumtaz Khan is the founder of Halal Baby Food and Mumtaz group of Industries are the first ever company to launch Halal Baby Food. Recent research carried out by a leading university from the UK, shows that Mumtaz Baby Food contains more protein than any other baby food in the market worldwide.

Mumtaz Khan has opened up factories in Spain, Switzerland, Pakistan, Malaysia, France, and Singapore due to high demand.

Mumtaz group of Industries have now built a new state of Art factory in Bradford costing £15 million which will create 250 jobs within the first year. However, this number will double in the next three years. Mumtaz has recently said in an interview that this is his way of giving back to Bradford and likes to believe Mumtaz is the pride of Bradford.

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  1. ^ Khaleeli, Homa (January 8, 2012). "The curry crisis". The Guardian. Retrieved January 9, 2012. "... Mumtaz, one of Bradford's best-known restaurants ..." 
  2. ^ "Mumtaz Leeds". Yorkshire Food Guide. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Lizzie (17 March 2009). "Mumtaz on the march with restaurant openings". Yorkshire Post (Leeds: Yorkshire Post Newspapers). Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "The World Famous Mumtaz Restaurant". Mumtaz Restaurant. 
  5. ^ Holland, James (29 October 2009). "Dragons' Den star James is backing firm's new venture". Bradford Telegraph and Argus (Bradford: Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Other Food Outlets". Leeds University Union. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mumtaz Khan". Restaurant Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2010. [unreliable source?]
  8. ^ Bhatia, Shyam (12 March 2003). "Gurinder Chadha, Meera Syal in UK rich list". Retrieved 5 April 2010.