Byblos Cafe

Byblos Cafe is a Lebanese resteuarant founded by two brothers in 2001. They have enjoyed excellent reviews for both their cuisine and service.

Owner/Founder
Roger Stephan & Ziad Estephan
My Location
2852 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa FL 33129
United States
Year Company Formed
2001
How SCORE Helped

The Byblos Cafe owners desired to purchase their building and to make further improvements, including the addition of a covered patio for the resteaurant.  SCORE's mentor helped them create an effective business plan.  He then found a Community Development Corporation (CDC), a not-for-profit funded by the SBA, to cover 40% of the loan as an SBA 504. He then arranged for multiple banks to review the opportunity, leading to six banks wanting to make this loan  SCORE evaluated their offers and then aided the clients in completing final negotiations of the almost $1.4M loan.

My Mentors