How it all started.


Wafels & Dinges

Jerry Vandermeulen starts selling Belgian waffles and dinges in the streets of New York.

For 2 years he takes in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of…


Manhattn's Vandermeulen Brothers

The Vandermeulen Brothers want to bring the entertaining and enchanting New York vibe to the world, starting in their country of origin: Belgium.


Manhattn's Avenue Louise 164

On October 22nd 2014, Manhattn's opened its doors for the first time on 164 Avenue Louise, Brussels. Amidst skyscrapers and the busy Place Stephanie, this famous Belgian avenue makes you feel like a New Yorker.


Manhattn's Bourse

Less than one year later, Manhattn’s Beurs opened in the cosmopolitan city centre of Brussels. In front of the old Stock Exchange building, the vibrant pedestrian zone and the creative Dansaert district.


Manhattn's Graslei, Gent

For its 5th location, Manhattn’s chose this beautifully renovated ancient grain storage warehouse on the Graslei in Ghent. You can enjoy the New York vibe while watching the boats sail by at this fantastic historic location in the city centre of Belgium's most artistic city: Ghent!


Manhattn’s celebrated its 5-year anniversary. Our burgers have never been more delicious, our customer fanbase more loyal than ever and our team feels truly energized ready to reach for the stars!

Meet the famiglia


Phil Vandermeulen


Phil, Jerry's brother, graduated as a chef at Spermalie Hotelschool in Bruges. Phil has an extensive culinary track-record in the Belgian restaurant scene where he developed a passion for excellent food with an appreciation for American cuisine. Phil has the extraordinary ability to put his soul and enthusiasm into every Manhattn's product.

Jerry Vandermeulen


After graduating in Brooklynomics, Jerry moved to Manhattan where he started working as a Belgian waffle merchant. For 2 years he mastered the ins and outs of the NYC food truck scene and street life in general. In 2014, he founded Manhattn's in the revolutionary spirit of giving people the opportunity to be a part of the entertaining and enchanting New York experience.



HR manager

Eleni’s core business has been and always will be Human Resources. 

She’s driven by people and has an intense need to create awareness about the necessity for the right woman/man at the right place. She has gained experience in several HR roles within elderly care, banking, chemistry and many more. ‘Though she loved working in these sectors it was the love for Hospitality, her second passion, that led her to Manhattn’s.

What keeps her going?
People !

Olivier for Manhattns


Chief operations officer

Olivier has a longstanding experience in some of the most prestigious hotel brands in the UK and Europe, including IHG, Hilton and NH Hotels and a strong experience in the international movie theater group Kinepolis. Olivier draws on his knowledge of the hospitality sector and theater sector to take Manhattn's to the next level. His professionalism, excellent character, comprehensive expertise and team player attitude make him a great business partner.

Join the famiglia

Manhattn's is a small, fun and dynamic company. Manhattn's offers great job opportunities for people who put their soul into everything that touches our customers.

Tell us why you would make a great addition to our team