Mumtaz Group

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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 restaurant group based in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company owns 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]

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.

Between 2009 and 2014 the group operated a series of franchise outlets known as "Jaldi Jaldi". The first Jaldi Jaldi outlet was opened in October 2009 by James Caan.[3] Most stores closed in 2013, with the final outlet, based at Leeds University Union[4] closing on 27 April 2014.

Mumtaz Khan Akbar[edit]

Mumtaz Khan Akbar 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 is reported as one of the richest men in Yorkshire and Lancashire, with a personal wealth of £86 million (2016).[citation needed]

The Mumtaz Group is the first company to launch Halal baby food. The group has factories in Spain, Switzerland, Pakistan, Malaysia, France, and Singapore.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Khaleeli, Homa (8 January 2012). "The curry crisis". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2012. ... Mumtaz, one of Bradford's best-known restaurants ... 
  2. ^ "Mumtaz Leeds". Yorkshire Food Guide. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Other Food Outlets". Leeds University Union. Retrieved 2 June 2013.