Each Broken Yolk location makes approximately $2 million in revenue annually, according to Gelastopoulos. There are 15 Broken Yolks located throughout San Diego County, as well as in Northern California, Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

Each Broken Yolk location makes approximately $2 million in revenue annually, according to Gelastopoulos. There are 15 Broken Yolks located throughout San Diego County, as well as in Northern California, Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

BROKEN YOLK CAFE

Owner: John Gelastopoulos

Revenue: Approx. $2 million per location annually (32 locations total)

No. of Employees: 30-35 employees at the corporate Pacific Beach location, 10 at corporate headquarters

Headquarters: Pacific Beach

Year Founded: 1979 (acquired by Gelastopoulos in 1993)

Company Description: San Diego-based breakfast and lunch restaurant chain.

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In 1993, John Gelastopoulos got his real estate license and became a broker, selling restaurants. That’s when he came across Broken Yolk Cafe. At first, he was the seller. But, after convincing the owner, he became the buyer.

For John Gelastopoulos, faking it till he made it was key to the initial success of his restaurant, Broken Yolk Cafe...

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