When things hit the fan and nothing goes right, who do we go to? None other than the man in charge, our father, and our personal emergency hotline, Michael Chebat. Our father keeps our restaurant going and is the superhero who does it all. He is our mother’s right hand and partner in crime. We […]
From a young age, our family has always practiced giving back to the community. From volunteering at school, or having our own food drives at the restaurant back in Old Town Alexandria, to singing Christmas carols at our late grandfathers nursing home. One year, our sisters and friends gathered together to feed the homeless in […]
The closeness of our family is what makes us whole. Our family has been through everything together. The support we give one another is unbelievable. Whether it is trying out for a sports team, playing a new instrument, deciding where to go for college, or even where to get married, we always have each other’s […]
Looking for Christiane? Find Gabby! The two are attached at the hip! A short 11 months between them and they have become best friends and each other’s biggest support! The two can be found giggling at the restaurant together almost every day!
What Do You Think This New Year Will Bring? Mathil : “Working hard has always been a part of who I am as a wife, as a mother, and as a chef. You always have to work hard in order to get ahead, and this year is no different. This year is going to be […]
New Years of 2007 and our family journey into the Restaurant industry began. Our father had the brilliant idea of opening the restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria. We were confident that our Lebanese roots and family bond would give us both the support and the team we needed to make Layla’s a massive success! With […]
Our parents (Michael and Mathil) married on January 28th, 1983 in their hometown Maazeret Toufah, Lebanon. It didn’t take long for the newlyweds to make their way over to the United States and start building their American dream. Our father had already established momentum and they knew the United States was exactly the move they […]