After emigrating from Albania to Chicago when he was 16 years old, Meff picked up a job as a bus boy and dishwasher at a local restaurant.
He has since launched and sold numerous restaurants across the country, but most recently, he has called Frisco his home.
“People maybe don’t know how blessed we are to be in Texas,” Meff said. “This is an amazing ... life.”
Brian Asani, one of Meff’s children, recalls working in his father’s various kitchens as a child.
“At the age of seven, [I] was peeling potatoes in the back, sitting on a bucket,” Brian said.
Brian has stuck with the family business and now runs the Frisco Eggsquisite location with Raymond McGaw, another family member. Meff runs the McKinney location, and his daughter manages an Allen location.
The Frisco location is the most recent addition to the Asanis’ family restaurants, and it is built to accommodate larger gatherings.
“We have [a] backroom only in this location that you can actually have private parties,” Meff said.
While Eggsquisite Cafe serves breakfast favorites, such as bacon, ham and eggs, Brian said they are adapting to a recent trend they have seen and embracing healthy foods.
“The world is changing; health is changing; [the] food industry is changing,” Brian said. “So we got a little bit of the old, a little bit of the new and try to stay with that.”
That has meant adding some of the recent trending healthy foods to an otherwise traditional cafe menu. Some options include avocado toast and steel-cut oats.
“[Our] main point is traditional, and you have to stay up to date with everything else,” he said. “Avocado toast isn’t really traditional, but you almost have to have it on your menu.”
Brian said he has found his sweet spot after having spent part of his career working at other restaurants.
“I’ve worked for franchises, and this is it,” Brian said. “We feed our kids [and] families from here.”
6801 Warren Parkway, Ste. 101, Frisco
Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily