Multi-Unit franchisee continues expansion on a path to 20 locations with the planned opening of a new downtown Orlando location.
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, an award winning and rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept is opening its second Orlando area restaurant, later this year located at 335 N Magnolia Ave in downtown Orlando. The restaurant will be located in the Skyhouse building across from the courthouse.
The Great Greek opened its first Orlando area restaurant in Winter Garden (Hamlin) off New Independence Parkway in October of 2019. Both locations are part of a multi-unit development agreement for 20 locations throughout the greater Orlando area with franchisee Kevin Carmean, a local businessman and entrepreneur.
“When we dined at The Great Greek in Las Vegas we knew it was exactly what we were looking for,” said Carmean. “We have enjoyed serving the local Winter Garden community for the past year and we are excited to bring our passion for homegrown Mediterranean food and hospitality to downtown Orlando.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate the brand’s second of many locations with Mr. Carmean, our Orlando area franchisee,” said Jim Butler, President of Great Greek Franchising, LLC. “We really focus on delivering a terrific guest experience and our guests consistently tell us they enjoy our healthy menu choices without sacrificing flavors and enjoy being served in a friendly comfortable environment,” said Butler “which is contributing to the ongoing rapid growth of our brand globally and throughout the USA.”
The award-winning chef inspired menu at The Great Greek features homegrown recipes and big bold flavors like the fan favorite traditional Gyro (Yee-Ro) as well as Lamb, Steak and Chicken Souvlaki platters. In addition, guests crave our four-signature house-made dips featuring Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper) as well as our made to order Fresh Feta Fries. Guests can also indulge in the must-have desserts like Baklava Ice Cream or Rice Pudding. The Great Greek offers a wide variety of customizable options for guests to enjoy, including a classic Greek Salad with a choice of Salmon, Shrimp, or several other protein choices. Everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients that bring traditional flavors from recipes passed down generation after generation.
Currently, The Great Greek has franchise agreements in place for over 85 locations domestically and internationally. The brand continues to receive high interest in multi-unit franchise development deals.
The award winning Great Greek Mediterranean Grill was co-founded in 2011 by two third-generation culinary trained restaurateurs with more than 30 years of experience in the food and hospitality business, Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones, who purchased The Great Greek’s first location in Henderson, Nevada. After successfully opening two additional Las Vegas locations, Della Penna and Jones started franchising the concept with United Franchise Group recently and have seen ongoing success. United Franchise Group is comprised of ten affiliated companies and brands with more than 1,600 franchisees in more than 80 countries.
For franchise information, visit www.thegreatgreekfranchise.com.