Owner & Founder
Born and raised in Istanbul, Uyaroglu
managed several hospitality businesses
before moving to the United States.
Murat completed his post-graduate work
in International Business, complimenting
his existing degree in Business
Management and met his wife while
studying in Washington D.C.
In 2006, he moved to Brooklyn and purchased Prospect Heights coffee shop
PROSPECT PERK. Under his management, PROSPECT PERK became both a
thriving business and a gathering place for the local community. In 2012,
Murat opened Hungry Ghost Coffee that serves both the
Prospect Heights and Park Slope neighborhoods. In addition to his constant
Hungry Ghost growth and expansion, Murat opened SWEET POLLY - a unique
Prospect Heights cocktail bar - in November 2016.
Murat has trained with both Equal Exchange and Stumptown Coffee,
adding these skills to his 15 years of experience running cafes, bars, and
restaurants. Murat currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his wife and two
children (both Brooklyn natives). He is an avid soccer player and can usually
be found on the fields of Brooklyn Bridge Park when he’s not at
one of Hungry Ghost’s locations.