Samer's Story

Samer Akel is a full-time twin, boss and entrepreneur. Samer’s big sense of humor and positive personality allows him to effortlessly help and motivate others around him. Samer is known to always say— Never Give Up.



Samer was born and raised in a Christian home in Syria. In 2011, Samer obtained his business management degree and spent one year post graduation working with his father alongside his brother in numerous family ventures. These businesses include overseeing several enterprises such as restaurants, clubs, and rental properties. Due to the war, Samer had to flee Syria and relocate to Los Angeles, California.

It was a tremendously difficult time for him to move to a new country. Not to mention, how difficult it was leaving his home, friends, family, and businesses. Samer was left jobless and all he had alongside was his twin brother Samir.

After nearly two years in the country, Samer was finally granted a work visa and hired as a mover. Samer started working at a liquor store, a dental office, a bank and as a background extra in the film industry after continuing to master different crafts.

During this time, a woman turned a small garage into a bedroom and rented it out to Samer and his twin brother. When Samer’s father paid a visit, he was dissatisfied with the way they were living.

After they had completed an internship at another deli, Samer’s father was finally able to open a small deli for him and his brother to run. The twins spent a full year training full time from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. They worked Monday through Saturday and were fortunate to have Sundays off.

With the support of his family in establishing the deli, Samer and Samir were blessed enough to open more restaurants in Los Angeles. The twins now own a total of 6 restaurants, 3 being the well known, Crave Cafe. The opening of their Cafe’s allowed them to establish new friendships and build new connections for future endeavors. Samer and his twin brother were casted for a TV show that will soon be aired on Amazon prime. Samer is continuously working on new projects that will be releasing in 2023.