ISTANBUL’S CENTURY OLD FLAVOURS MADE ITS FIRST OPENING IN EUROPE, KICKING OFF WITH MANCHESTER
MAYOR, TONY LLOYD ALSO ATTENDED THE GRAND OPENING
The historic Sultanahmet Koftecisi, specializing in distributing century old meatball recipes, added a new chapter to it’s 96 year old history after its first European grand opening in Manchester at Sultanahmet Koftecisi.
Following the idea of grilling the meatballs as developed by Isabella Tezcakin-Ebbs, the wife of Mehmet Tezcakin (president of the Board of Directors), and the trial became a success, and is set to continue in Manchester after the official opening of Sultanahmet Grill.
Mayor, Tony Lloyd, who attended the opening, expressed his delight at Manchester becoming home to one of Turkey’s most famous and historic brands. Lloyd believes that the English public will also take an interest in the meatballs as well as the Turkish community in Manchester.
Member of the Board of Directors, Mert Tezcakin, responsible for the international affairs of Sultanahmet Koftecisi, made a speech referring to the initial agreement of a master franchise with successful businessman Mehmet Nezir Korkut. “For a business to be successful on an international scale, it is important to choose the right partner. We waited many years for this but it was worth it. I believe that our brand will be successful in England and that we will open more branches in the near future”.
Mayor Tony Lloyd, Mert Tezcakin, Mehmet Nezir Korkut and British Time’s Board of Directors president, Mehmet Sah Karatas, as well as the general manager of Sultanahmet Koftecisi, Burak Duman was present at the grand opening. The invited English guests reported that they enjoyed the Turkish meatballs and believed that the flavours will be to the country’s taste.
Having opened its first international branch in Turkey’s neighbouring country, Azerbaijan, Sultanahmet Koftecisi success led to a total of 3 branches in Baku. Now they are preparing for a first opening in Germany, the historic meatball distributors are already planning their next opening, which will be Northern Cyprus.