FAIR LAWN, N.J. — If the Russians never invaded Afghanistan, Juicy Platters in Fair Lawn and Hackensack would never have come to be.
Founding owner Jaffar Wahdat, 37, has slept in the back of limousines and walked up and down highways handing out business cards.
He even locked himself in a Dunkin’ Donuts office until sunrise studying the market — determined to land on his own two feet.
Now with two stores in Fair Lawn and Hackensack, Wahdat has undoubtedly done just that. But he says there is nowhere to go but up.
Juicy Platters plans on opening close to 100 more stores across the U.S. by 2019.