Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Tears on Central Road

A moment of silence please for the passing of Mahmut Aygün who, albeit indirectly and unintentionally, gave Central Road some of it's character and the late night Worcester Park drinkers something to eat.

Back in the Summer of 1971 Mahmut was the first person to put kebab meat in bread and so the Doner Kebab was born. Without him we would never have had such places as the Charcoal Grill or Nefis but as German Newspaper (translated via Google) so tenderly put it:
"Mahmut Aygün - without him it would be around 1600 Döner shops in and around Berlin did not give many immigrants in Europe would be unemployed. "

I'm all choked up.

2 comments:

The Worcester Park Phantom said...

Certainly a man whose influence is felt far and wide, including our little part of the world.

Two questions

1. How long has our Surrey Nefis been on the high street? I'm not sure I can remember a time when it wasn't there (and I've been here since the mid 80s)

2. What exactly does "Nefis" actually mean?

Worcester Park said...

Not wishing to depreciate his contribution to humanity, but unless we're being overly technical I think honours should go to the Earl of Sandwich.