A SYRIAN couple are launching their very own Arabic hot food stall on Bury Market this weekend.

Seham and Ghassan Makdesi sought asylum in the UK three years ago after fleeing the war in their country.

The couple who live in Bury town centre have been granted "leave to remain" in the UK as refugees and have set about establishing their own business 'Falafels and More' — the first Arabic food unit at Bury Market — to share their traditional flavours with the people of the borough.

As part of their launch on Saturday, they will call on visitors to help them make a two metre mosaic-style sign to sit above their unit.

A retired guide dog, Iggy the German Shepherd, will also be stationed at the unit dressed up as a falafel for the occasion.

Free tasters will be available all day.

The stall will be open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. An official launch celebration will be held on Saturday, November 10. For more information email falafelsandmore@outlook.com.