• The Misfits: Our Personal Experience With Bullying

    Learn about our experience.

  • Flatbread Grill® Creates ‘Rainbow Hummus’ To Celebrate Diversity & Raise Awareness For The LGTBQ Community

    Flatbread Grill® is the first fast casual restaurant to create a RAINBOW HUMMUS in support of the LGTBQ community 
25% of all revenues generated from sales of this exclusive menu item will be donated to Hudson Pride Connections Center in Jersey City, NJ Rainbow Hummus Can Be Ordered Here (Pre-Orders Are Available) HOBOKEN, NJ –…

  • The Biggest Fight Of Our Lives: Us Vs. Our Former Landlords & State Farm Insurance Agency

    2021 Update… It’s hard to believe this happened so many years ago. Though the response from this blog post and sharing our story was vindicating in some way, so much has changed since the anger and hurt that motivated it. After all these years, this incident still plays a big role in the direction of…

  • Mayor Zimmer, Local Bloggers Recognize Women Business Owners

    What an honor to have our restaurant, Flatbread Grill®, recognized by other smart and hard-working women! Oftentimes, women go unacknowledged in the business world. It was such an honor to receive this plaque. It’s a great feeling of appreciation and satisfaction knowing that all or our hard work was not only acknowledged, but appreciated. Here’s…

  • Building Flatbread Grill Hoboken, NJ: Part 1

    This is part 1 of a blog series we are writing to share our journey of building Flatbread Grill in Hoboken, NJ. Part 1 focuses on procuring the space and figuring out our restaurant layout.

  • Monster Energy Supercross

    We had the pleasure of attending Monster Energy’s Supercross Live event at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

  • Glitter Magazine: Esendemir Sisters From Flatbread Grill

    We had the honor of being interviewed about our restaurant, Flatbread Grill, by the awesome teen magazine, GLITTER.

  • ReLaunch Show: The Esendemir Sisters

    We had the pleasure of being interviewed for the #1 rated Podcast, ReLaunch Show.

  • Lori Cheek: Founder of Cheekd App

    We celebrated Valentine’s Day by attending fellow friend and entrepreneur, Lori Cheek’s, mobile dating app launch party in New York City.

  • James Beard Foundation: Pioneers & Legends

    We had the pleasure of attending a dinner at the James Beard House that was held in partnership with the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Association. The event was called ‘Pioneers and Legends’.

  • Women in Power Interview

    We were interviewed on New York Times’ bestselling author Grant Cardone’s WOMEN IN POWER on the ‘Whatever It Takes Network.’

  • Join us for Cooks & Books on UrbanNationRadio on the 15th!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Esendemir Sisters live on January 15, 2015 at 5:30pm (eastern standard time): ‘Cooks & Books’ radio show on You can listen to the interview online. Click below![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”\”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

  • Flatbread Grill Hoboken NJ Hood Installation

    Update To This Article: We DO NOT recommend the hood installer we used. They did not seal our vent properly, so it caused smoke and grease to leak out. It also caused a downpour of water whenever we power washed it. Also, they did not install the right size motor, so our hood was not…

  • Whose Got Your Back?

    Do you ever ask yourself that question? As entrepreneurs, oftentimes, we find ourselves entrenched in solitary journeys doing things no one else can truly understand, making sacrifices other people would never make. We lock ourselves in our rooms, offices, apartments or hole up in a local cafe that offers wi-fi, heads buried in our laptops…

  • Be Moxie: Empowering Women

    One of the things that is very important to us, the Esendemir Sisters, is being able to inspire, empower and support other women who have entrepreneurial dreams. Women don’t often have a strong network of connections and resources to help support them on their professional journeys. Much of the content written for women online usually…

  • Turkish Breakfast

    Food is a really important part of our Turkish culture. Turkish people have a love and appreciation for food that extends well beyond any social or economic boundaries. We Esendemir Sisters all share a mutual fondness of traditional, simple Turkish food that will never change. One of the things we think about often and adore from our…

  • Esendemir Sisters Recipe For Success

    This fall, the Esendemir Sisters and Flatbread Grill are featured in Montclair State University’s alumni magazine: It is truly a humbling honor to have this piece written about us. Montclair State University has been so supportive of Flatbread Grill and our journey. Not only have they supported our business directly by ordering food from…

  • Esendemir Sisters In Brooklyn

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  • Mark Jupiter: Reclaimed Wood Furniture

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now that the nitty gritty details are lined up for our next Flatbread Grill location- it’s time for the fun stuff that comes along with building a restaurant! This is the part where we get to work putting together our vision and making all the crazy ideas in our heads come to life (no easy…

  • Renewal, Recovery, Reinvention

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Renewal, Recovery, Reinvention We left the internet world for a hot minute to deal with not only the nitty gritty details that come along with planning a new restaurant, but also, to deal with some not so pleasant ongoing behind the scenes drama. This unpleasant situation haunted us day in and day out for…


    Top 10 Things You Need To Know We received many questions regarding starting and running a successful restaurant business. Here is a summary of the top ten things we believe (from experience) are necessary in order to start and operate a successful, profitable restaurant concept. Some of these are things we wish we knew before…

  • You’ve Got Questions… We’ve Got Answers!

    Have a question about running a restaurant, starting a business, life, marketing, cooking, etc? Ask and we will answer! We are going to make a Q&A video answering questions from our online family! You can post a comment (it will be private) or send us a message via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. ASK AWAY! Personal…

  • Happy Father’s Day

    In celebration of Father’s Day (and the World Cup), we wanted to celebrate and share a little bit about our father’s entrepreneurial journey with you. Our father, Mehmet, played soccer in Turkey as a goalie for Nevşehirspor and Kütahyaspor. Mehmet left behind his dream of becoming a professional soccer player in pursuit of a college…

  • What is an entrepreneur?

    The Esendemir Sisters Answer: What is an entrepreneur? When Inc. Magazine’s Trep Life web series approached us about doing a behind-the-scenes profile piece on our entrepreneurial story, we were both flattered and nervous. We were nervous because we had been anonymously hiding behind our restaurant concept, Flatbread Grill, for a good seven years and saying yes…