The Inspirational Rise of Hakki Akdeniz

Hakki Akdeniz is a model of what the American Dream should be. While he is often known by just one name, Hakki, and has become one of the most well-known philanthropists and restauranteurs in New York City, he started with almost nothing.

Then, he built himself into the success that people see today. His path to get where he is today is nothing short of inspiring, making him a role model for people all over the world.

Hakki Akdeniz was born in Turkey in 1980. During his childhood, he could often be seen helping his family in a pide store in the local town. While he worked in this store, he learned how to make dough. Even though his family didn’t have much, Hakki Akdeniz would learn how to put this skill to use.