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How This Senegalese Restaurateur is Redefining Global Hospitality & Making Waves

Chez Dior restaurant in Hyattsville Maryland is taking African Cuisine to a global stage.

By Adedayo Fashanu (View full story online on Huffington Post)

Located on Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville Maryland, Chez Dior has been open since 2014 serving Senegalese cuisine. Restaurateur Mr Mamadou Fall has redefined and is redefining what it means to cater a cultural cuisine to a global world! Not letting anything stop him, this chef started small but began with a plan and an understanding of the kind of business he needs to run that will shape his dream of being a successful Afripreneur.


“If you fail to plan then you’re planning to fail.” he said, a Steve Harvey quote he picked up from his books! With such determination, after seven months of opening Chez Dior, the Washington Post did their first story on him. The national exposure acquired, was the key opener to a global hospitality and the critical moment that he knew he was in the right venture. Customers drove two hours to dine in his restaurant when that review came out and business has not slowed down since. 4.5 Yelp ratings is the average review he gets and every Sunday he reads his reviews to see if there are unsatisfied customers so that he can be aware and create changes as needed. His goal as he described is to try to get the customers satisfied before they leave the door.