A customer focused, result-oriented organization that empowers people to become the strength behind the brand.
MINOR DKL FOOD GROUP
Minor DKL a leading Australian retail food franchisor and is the intellectual property owner of The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps Restaurants, The Groove Train and Coffee Hit franchise systems with a combined 450 restaurants in 11 countries, employing more than 8,000 staff and annual turnover exceeding $550 million. Minor DKL also is an owner of Veneziano Coffee Roasters, a leading speciality coffee roaster supplying in excess of 1,900 tonnes of roasted coffee annually to wholesale and retail customers throughout Australia from roasting facilities in Melbourne and Brisbane. Minor DKL’s controlling interest in The Groove Train, Coffee Hit and Veneziano Coffee Roasters is via Melbourne-based, VGC Food Group, which is operated in partnership with the founders of those businesses.
Minor DKL is the Australian subsidiary of Thai-listed Minor International PCL (MINT). MINT is a global company focused on three primary businesses including restaurants, hotels and lifestyle brands distribution.
MINT is one of Asia’s largest restaurant companies with over 1,800 outlets operating system-wide in 19 countries under The Pizza Company, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Ribs and Rumps, BreadTalk (Thailand) and Riverside brands. MINT is also a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of 151 hotels and serviced suites under the Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, PER AQUUM, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. MINT is one of Thailand’s largest distributors of lifestyle brands focusing primarily on fashion, cosmetics and contract manufacturing. Its brands include Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Kojima Jeans, Esprit, Bossini, Etam, Charles & Keith, Pedro, Red Earth, Zwilling J.A. Henckels and ETL Learning.
The intrinsic motivation across all MINT businesses is the belief that “brands do not build people; people build brands”. A successful brand is a direct reflection on the expertise and hard work of the people in the group who have built the brands into being market leaders, through initiative, focus and passion.
It is this cultural focus and strategic leadership that is destined to empower all prospective franchisees with the business nous and stability to continue on the Minor DKL journey, and become successful in their own right.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Paul Kenny – Chairman
Mr. William Heinecke – Director
Mr. Stephen Chojnacki – Director
Mrs. Patamawalai (Jeed) Ratanapol – Director
Mr. Emmanuel Drivas – Founding Director
Mr. Emmanuel Kokoris – Founding Director
Mr. John Lazarou – Founding Director
Mr. Peter Montgomery – Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr. Daniel Gosewisch – General Counsel
Mr. Greg Masterson – General Manager, Development
Mr. Jon Saunders – General Manager, Supply
Mr. Matthew Emmerson – General Manager, Marketing
Mr. Craig Dickson – Managing Director, Veneziano Coffee Roasters
Mr. Rocky Veneziano – Managing Director, The Groove Train