The Kosmides Family has been in the restaurant business since 1977 when Dimitri (the father) purchased his first Italian restaurant in Hawthorne, California. Having grown up in a farming village in Greece, Dimitri knew the value of hard work, and quickly saw the value in owning your own business in the United States. He grew that business by branching out and starting a development company. While growing the development company and building several residential units, Dimitri continued to also grow his restaurant business and has opened over 25 locations throughout the years. He managed to so while spending most of his time in Greece to raise his two sons: Stefano and Yianni. The boys were taught the value of hard work early on by working in their father’s restaurants from a very young age. Every summer their vacation was spent in the back kitchen of a restaurant or in front of a register taking orders! While Stefano and Yianni were attending university, Dimitri sold his last restaurant and announced his retirement!
Little did he know that shortly after, his boys would pull him back into the business for the purchase of a high volume, independently owned fast food drive-thru restaurant. Since then, Dimitri has helped the boys open 8 more successful locations. The locations that the family currently owns and operates generate revenues significantly above industry averages and most have been featured in local media and food critic shows for their outstanding performance and presence in their local community.