The Not-So-Secret To Success: A Note From The CEO

Taziki’s family, something special happened last month. Taziki’s was named as one of Inc 5000 fastest growing companies! Wow! To be listed among the 5000 fastest growing companies when there are over 30 million companies in the US is something the entire Taziki’s family is proud of. Being recognized is another milestone we are able to celebrate and it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed as we continue to celebrate our 20 year anniversary, alongside and nearing the opening of our 100th location! Whew, 2018 has been a good one!


People often ask me, how did we do it? There really hasn’t been a secret recipe to achieving these special milestones. Instead, we’ve honed in our approach, focusing authentically on the fundamentals and letting the success follow. Our plan has not been fast growth, rather smart and sustainable growth. So, yes, I feel this award is well deserved - and a credit to all the world-class cashiers, line cooks, managers, local partners and everyone at the support office who collectively help Taziki’s grow smart.

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Our smart growth starts by collaborating with the right franchise partners in communities across America. We know sustaining this growth is only possible through our people and culture which continues to develop over time. We have followed the same process at the corporate home office by focusing on people and culture, finding and developing A players and living out our five brand values and company mission.

The future of Taziki’s looks brighter each and every day as long as we keep accepting the daily invitation to live out our mission which is to create an environment that combines extraordinary food and meaningful human experience. We will continue to fulfill our purpose of helping people and communities flourish, or as they say in the Mediterranean -- Eudaimonia which means, “to live the good life”.

Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or catering, find a location near you here to discover the best of the Mediterranean around our table or yours. For franchising opportunities, visit our GrowWithTazikis website, which includes information about how to join our family as an owner.

Thanks for going on this journey with us! We’re thankful for our friends like you!


CEO, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe