Abdallah Essadiq was born and raised in Kenitra, Morocco. After attending Lycee Descartes, he immigrated to the U.S. in the mid 1970’s. Essadiq began his life in America working as a Maitre’ d at the Belhurst Castle, located in Geneva, N.Y. In 1979, he opened his first restaurant, The Carousel, in downtown Syracuse, N.Y. Then in 1985 he created American Hearing Centers, an audiology and hearing instruments firm. The American Hearing Centers grew to become the largest distributorship of Siemens hearing devices in the U.S. The company eventually opened offices in several locations, including Syracuse, Rochester, Cazenovia, and Norwich, New York. When he sold the firm in 1998, it had branches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Silver Springs, Maryland; and Norfolk, Virginia. American Hearing centers have helped thousands of U.S. citizens to hear better as well as fitting needy people in Morocco yearly free of charge. In addition to his distributorship, Essadiq also owned and operated the Manhattan Restaurant in Syracuse, N.Y.; Maggie’s Restaurant in Norwich, N.Y.; and two other franchise food operations in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.
Essadiq has returned to Rabat where he resides with his wife Souad Zinane. He is blessed with 5 children , Rachida, 22; Danny, 15; Jamie, 13; Ahmed, 6; and Abla, 2.
Back in Morocco, Essadiq created Outremer Import and Export Company, which specializes in computer hardware and internet centers in various locations in Morocco. He now participates in the ownership of two hotels and restaurants. Essadiq, along with his wife, is also participating in a new restaurant (rest area concept) venture in Morocco, with plans to open nine more locations in the next three years, the first is to open in Bouknadel in September 2003.
Essadiq is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as various other organizations in Morocco. He remains sincerely committed, as best as he can, to sharing his experience in Morocco with any immigrant returning back home.
Mr. Essadiq can be contacted at [email protected]