“The area was so nice and so were the people when I visited family here, and I thought it would be a great place for our family to be,” he said.
Sejdini has been in the restaurant business his whole life. When Sejdini’s father first came to the U.S. from Macedonia, he opened several restaurants in Detroit. From a young age, Sejdini was always helping out and eventually followed in his father’s footsteps.
“When we finally opened [Barney’s], the reception we got from customers was so nice, definitely different than where we were in Detroit,” Sejdini said.
Sejdini said it was important that the restaurant be a welcoming place, and that started with the name. Sejdini said no one he knows is named Barney, but he knows the name is recognizable.
“I just heard it all the time in Detroit; there were all these stores from clothing stores to gas stations that were just called Barney’s,” Sejdini said. “It’s one of those names that you always remember because its catchy. I wanted people to say, ‘Let’s go to Barney’s,’ and people just knew what they meant.”
The menu at Barney’s Brunch House centers around breakfast items, such as pancakes, French toast, breakfast bowls and eggs Benedict, a customer favorite. One of the popular items on the menu is the California Benny, an English muffin topped with avocado, bacon, tomato, cream cheese, poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
The menu also includes sandwiches, burgers, salads and cocktails, such as mimosas and
Bloody Marys. Sejdini said he is always looking for new creations.
“I think you got to keep moving and changing [the menu] to keep the customers interested,” he said.
Sejdini said he has thought about expanding, but he does not want to lose focus.
“We’re doing so good here, and sometimes when you expand it makes it kind of hard,” he said. “For now, I want to focus on this restaurant and continue making it a great place for our customers.”
Barney’s Brunch House
5480 FM 423, Ste. 700, Frisco
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.