Ebru Mediterranean Grill
A week before the owner, Bulent Aki, graduated from Seattle Central Community College, his professor asked his graduating class to write an article about what they will do once they graduate. He studied computer processing in school, but had a passion to start a small business. Working at a company on data processing, Bulent found that the business was not doing well so he had to figure out what to do next. He reminds himself that it was a Friday when he had the urge to start his own restaurant. He met his partner, Sharrie Nailon, when she was running her own restaurant in Seattle Center. She had a business degree and had grown up in the area so she seemed to be a great partner for this journey.