Nick Koulouris opened Grecian Gyro in 1982 with $50 in his pocket, a dream in his heart, and his secret sauce recipe locked tightly in his head. The first Grecian Gyro restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia created the ultimate in high-quality, quick-serve Greek food and soon became an Atlanta favorite. For over 30 years, Grecian Gyro has gained the reputation of serving "Atlanta's Best Gyro" (the coveted honor of Atlanta Magazine and its readers), made with farm-fresh, imported ingredients and custom sauces and dressings. In 2007 and 2008, the company expanded with locations in Tucker and Forest Park; in 2012 the company responded to years of customer requests for more locations throughout metro-Atlanta by launching the Grecian Gyro franchise company with a location in Johns Creek. In 2013 they opened a fifth location in Dunwoody, in 2018 the sixth location in Snellville, and in 2019 the seventh location in midtown Atlanta.
Nick's Grecian Sauce
"The secret may be in the sauce," boasted The South Fulton Extra in 1989, and since then Nick's Grecian Sauce has been the cornerstone of the restaurant brand. A tangy cream sauce blended with Mediterranean herbs and spices, the secret family recipe has become an obsession of our loyal customer following. Along with a family of custom salad dressings and spice blends, Nick's sauce differentiates Grecian Gyro from other Greek restaurants. Perhaps Beth Robinson at Examiner.com said it best in her 2009 review: "I think it would be possible to eat chair legs if you cut them small enough and covered them in this sauce."
• To provide quality, irresistible Greek meals.
• To kindle a following of loyal customers who are proud to bring to our restaurants generations of their own family and friends.
• To treat our employees and staff with the utmost respect, and to value their service to our restaurants.
Commitment to Excellence
Grecian Gyro is committed to serving our customers delicious, authentic Greek meals made with superior quality ingredients. All of our meals feature custom dressings, sauces and spices, following time-tested family recipes. Our salads and potatoes are cut fresh and prepared daily, our traditional gyro and other meats are carefully selected from trusted sources, and we use ingredients imported directly from Greece including peppers, Feta, and olives grown in Nick's hometown of Kalamata. It is through this dedication to providing customers with exceptional service and quality, that we can maximize the success of the franchise system.
One of the strengths of the Grecian Gyro system is our commitment to our corporate values. We uphold that commitment to our customers, our employees and to the authenticity and quality of our food. Our corporate values encourage high quality and freshness, exceptional customer service, a friendly work environment, fair and honest business practices, and community involvement. We encourage all of our staff and franchisees to embrace the Grecian Gyro culture and values integral to success.
The key objective of Grecian Gyro Franchising is to build a large system of highly successful franchisees with a following of loyal, happy customers. As a franchisor, we are committed to sharing the company's success and savings with our franchisees. We are invested in their success, and believe that only through their prosperity can Grecian Gyro thrive.