Company Profile


To be a world leading operator of iconic food and coffee brands.


Serve iconic food and coffee brand experiences that deliver 100% satisfaction to our customers, partners and communities.


Minor DKL a leading Australian retail food franchisor and is the intellectual property owner of The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps Restaurants 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 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.


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


Nick Bryden – Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Hazard – Chief Operations Officer

Peter Montgomery – Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Gosewisch – General Counsel and Company Secretary

Megan Magill – Chief Brand Officer

Christina King – Group Human Resources Manager

Tony Van Der Ark – General Manager Network

Michael Chick – General Manager International

Brian Finch – National Operations Manager

Matthew Emmerson – Head of Marketing

Jon Saunders – General Manager Supply Chain

Brad Dight – Head of Technology

Craig Dickson – Managing Director, Veneziano Coffee Roasters

Rocky Veneziano – Coffee Hit Managing Director & Veneziano Coffee Roasters Brand Ambassador