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Owner of Toro’s Restaurant honored during Muslim Heritage Month

Bayram’s commitment to community spaces is exemplified by his role as a Trustee on the Friends of Paterson Parks.

In a heartfelt ceremony on Tuesday, Huseyin Bayram, the esteemed owner of Toro’s Restaurant and a revered community leader, was bestowed with the Key to the City, marking a significant moment during Muslim Heritage Month. Mayor Andre Sayegh, addressing the gathering, emphasized the importance of celebrating the diversity and contributions of the Muslim, Turkish, and Palestinian communities. However, the spotlight was firmly on Huseyin Bayram, whose unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes has set him apart.

A Humanitarian at the Frontline

Mayor Sayegh highlighted Bayram’s consistent presence on the frontline during humanitarian crises. Notably, Toro’s Restaurant, under Bayram’s leadership, emerged as a beacon of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant’s philanthropic efforts saw the donation of over 10,000 meals to those in need, forging partnerships with entities like the Office of the Governor, the City of Paterson, Eva’s Village, and various religious organizations.

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Gesture of Gratitude

During the pandemic, Toro’s went above and beyond, providing free meals to healthcare workers in three New York hospitals and extending a generous 50% discount to first responders. The three Toro’s Restaurant locations never closed their doors, ensuring the continuous distribution of masks and gloves to first responders.

Global Compassion

Bayram’s compassion transcended borders, especially during the earthquake in Turkey. Toro’s Restaurant actively collected donations and orchestrated their delivery to those affected, showcasing a global perspective on community service.

Grateful Leader

Expressing his gratitude during the ceremony, Bayram thanked everyone present and conveyed his happiness and honor in receiving the Key to the City. His deep connection to Paterson, where he has lived for 34 years, was evident as he declared his pride in being part of the community and his reluctance to ever leave.

Public Service and Civic Leadership

Beyond his culinary achievements, Huseyin Bayram has a notable history in public service, having served as a Deputy Mayor under Mayor Jane Williams-Warren. His commitment extends to his role as the Vice President of Paterson Mevlana Mosque, where he actively contributes to both civic and religious aspects of community life.

Leadership on a National Scale

As the President of the Turkish American Giresun Organization, Bayram represents the largest Turkish population in the United States, a testament to his leadership on a national scale. His previous role as the Vice President of the Turkish-American Federation of New York further solidifies his standing as a respected figure within the Turkish American community.

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Bayram’s commitment to community spaces is exemplified by his role as a Trustee on the Friends of Paterson Parks. His support played a pivotal role in the construction of Paterson’s first inclusive playground and the renovation of two fields—Lester Titus Field and School 25 Field—a testament to his dedication to enhancing the quality of life in the community.