Congratulations to Abdirahman Kahin, National Small Business Person of the Year for 2023!


Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate our client,  Abdirahman Kahin, CEO and owner of Afro Deli & Grill on being named the National Small Business Person of the Year for 2023. 

“Abdirahman’s vision, hard work, and creativity have contributed to his success, I am honored to work with him and wish him continued success,” said Bill Griffith, attorney at Larkin Hoffman.

The National Small Business Person of the Year award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate exceptional leadership and create sustainable, thriving businesses in their communities.  The award is given annually during National Small Business Week, when the SBA recognizes the ingenuity and dedication of small businesses in the United States and celebrates their contributions to the economy according to a news release from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“Abdirahman has pursued the American dream of business ownership — overcoming challenges, launching multiple food businesses, pivoting during COVID, and lifting local neighborhoods along the way,” said Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Small Business Administration administrator. 

Afro Deli and Grill has four locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul offering African, Mediterranean, and American themed food in a “fast, fun, and friendly environment.”