Jim Dokuyucu and Deanna Teel are the owners of the Turquoise Grill & Bar restaurants. The Turquoise Grill offers a wide variety of healthy, Mediterranean and Turkish-inspired dishes. They have two locations and both were financed with SBA loans.
The first Turquoise Grill, opened in 2003 on trendy Kirby St. in Houston, grew very popular and received rave reviews. It was rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Houston and best Mediterranean restaurant for several years in a row. The opening of their second restaurant in Sugar Land’s prime location of Town Square was much anticipated by local residents. Jim and Deanna are residents of Sugar Land since 1994, so when they were approached about opening a second location there, they were excited about the idea of bringing their cuisine to their home community.
Jim always wanted to start his own business and when he was pink slipped from corporate America, he decided it was time to fulfill his dream. Jim came to... Read More