We started in the restaurant business more than half a century ago, when Iranians were experiencing casual dining restaurants. “Banafshe Talayee Leon” was the name of our first restaurant, meaning golden Violet in Farsi and served some of the best Iranian Kebabs in Tehran, alongside other Iranian dishes. Time passed by and Talayee became famous not only for its Kebabs but mostly because of the friendly atmosphere and high quality service.
Mr. Bernard’s Personal Experience:
Trained by “Pepsi Cola” as marketing and worked as area manager in UK “Pizza Hut” and responsible for Spanish expansion of the company, changed to “Deep Pan Pizza Co.” in UK in 1984 held position as district manager responsible for 29 restaurants with multi million pound responsibility managing over 1000 employees, food cost, labor cost and expansion program etc. 1996 I moved to Iran due to a personal reasons and re-opened my fathers restaurant which was closed for many reasons and operated as first real fast food during that time, by 2009 I changed the concept to a luxury restaurant and with targeting the A+ as customer segment and soon after expanded in three more locations in the best areas in Tehran . Also invested in 2014 in luxury trendy cafe and currently operating in Tehran as well as new home delivery service as “LEON Express”.