Mr. Daryoush, shown here in 2017, founded the Moby Dick House of first taste of Persian food, died May 9 at a hospital in Fairfax County, Va.
After the failure of his first restaurant, Moby’s Luncheonette in Bethesda, Md., Daryoush ditched the diner’s American fare and embraced the cuisine of his homeland. His decision eventually led to the debut of Moby Dick House of Kabob in 1989. He was an early adopter of the.
Mike Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant who started Moby Dick House of Kabob 30 years ago and grew it into a successful chain, has died at 66.
Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, which started in Bethesda, died at 66 of heart failure Thursday.