To The Woman In The Middle East Wondering About Ramadan...

Business By chryscrazy Updated 4 Sep 2009 , 11:16pm by chryscrazy

chryscrazy Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 3:58am
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How has Ramadan affected your business?

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Mensch Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 5:05am
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I don't live in the Middle East, but there is a VERY large Muslim population in my city.

I see a slight increase in sales during all of Ramadan (mostly brownies and cookies, etc), and then small upswing during Eid ul-Fitr, with cupcakes and some basic (non-decorated) cakes being sold.

Most Muslims where I live do have their own food traditions for the holiday, which isn't so strange, and the two Middle Eastern bakeries in town do a roaring business in baklava and Middle Eastern treats and sweets during Ramadan.

EatSomeCake Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 12:56pm
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ThreeSetsOfTwins lives in the Middle East

chryscrazy Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 11:16pm
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I think she's the one I was thinking of. She actually made a post asking how people thought it would affect business- she was afraid it would slow down and she wouldn't make any money. I told her I thought it would actually get busier and I wanted to check in and see. My husband is Jordanian and he doesn't really practice Islam and is not fasting, but still we have been out almost every night of Ramadan with friends.

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