Family runs restaurant that annoyed neighbors on ground floor of home
Ironically it’s called “First American Fried Chicken”.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man wanted in the bombing, is the son of a man named Muhammad Rahami who runs a fast-food restaurant, First American Fried Chicken, in the ground floor of their home on Elmora Avenue, neighbors said.
The restaurant, which has employed Ahmad and some of his brothers, was such a persistent neighborhood nuisance that the city forced it to close early, said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage of Elizabeth.
When it was opened several years ago, it stayed open all night, Mr. Bollwage said.
Neighbors, including Dean McDermott, who lives on the corner of Linden and Elmora Avenues and works as a news videographer, said the restaurant drew rowdy crowds past midnight.
Often Mr. McDermott found patrons loitering in his yard and urinating in his driveway, and he called the police. Others did, too.
Responding to the complaints, the City Council passed an ordinance that would force the restaurant to close at 10 pm, the mayor said.