Ahmet Toker

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Ahmet Toker

General Manager, Midtown - ATL, GA

General Manager, Midtown - ATL, GA

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“I had my dictionary on my hand, pointing at things, communicating. There were many kids around from all around the world. We created this melting pot and created wonderful, long lasting friendships.”


Ahmet Toker, General Manager of our Midtown café location, describes an experience many citizens of this country have had to navigate in their own moves to the U.S. Arriving knowing no English, and worried about how how socializing would work as a result, Ahmet was surprised by the warm reception and patience displayed by those he met when he began studying at the University of Georgia. There, he worked as a dishwasher for the UGA dining hall system, and climbed his way up the chain at Damon’s Steakhouse, while learning English and completing grad school.


Shift-leading at Damon’s earned him a s...More

“I had my dictionary on my hand, pointing at things, communicating. There were many kids around from all around the world. We created this melting pot and created wonderful, long lasting friendships.”


Ahmet Toker, General Manager of our Midtown café location, describes an experience many citizens of this country have had to navigate in their own moves to the U.S. Arriving knowing no English, and worried about how how socializing would work as a result, Ahmet was surprised by the warm reception and patience displayed by those he met when he began studying at the University of Georgia. There, he worked as a dishwasher for the UGA dining hall system, and climbed his way up the chain at Damon’s Steakhouse, while learning English and completing grad school.

Shift-leading at Damon’s earned him a spot first as unit, and then eventually district manager for Waffle House. Some early lessons, he hasn’t forgotten. “At Waffle House, I learnt the power of having systems and applying these systems religiously. There is a saying at Waffle House: 'Easy to do, easy not to do.’ Everything we do has a purpose for our success. We should not even skip easy things.”

After ten years with Longhorn Steakhouse and one-and-a-half with Ruby Tuesdays, Ahmet has been in America for decades. But his Turkish roots will always make up his fabric. He’s got a Geophysics degree and a minor in Geology from Istanbul University, and fondly remembers days at Turkish coffeehouses.


“When I was in college in Turkey, we always went to this coffeehouse by the sea. First, they start a coal fire in front of you, bring your Hookah and place a piece of coal to start your hookah. They then prepare your Turkish coffee in front of you slowly on top of that coal fire. You sip on your coffee and watch the ocean. It was a full experience.”

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Sunday: 9:00am-12:00am

Monday: 9:00am-1:00am

Tuesday: 9:00am-1:00am

Wednesday: 9:00am-1:00am

Thursday: 9:00am-1:00am

Friday: 9:00am-2:00am

Saturday: 9:00am-2:00am

Sunday: 9:00am-12:00am

Monday: 9:00am-1:00am

Tuesday: 9:00am-1:00am

Wednesday: 9:00am-1:00am

Thursday: 9:00am-1:00am

Friday: 9:00am-2:00am

Saturday: 9:00am-2:00am

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Midtown-Atl, GALess

Midtown-Atl, GA

1065 Peachtree Street, Suite 2,

Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone. (404) 355-0411

1065 Peachtree Street, Suite 2,

Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone. (404) 355-0411

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