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Murat Uyaroglu

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 eleven locations.