Delicious food is what we know, what we do, and what we love at The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. We want our customers—who we think of as family—to have equally great memories of eating fresh, homemade food with their families, so we make a point of serving memorable meals in a great atmosphere.
Our recipes have been passed down generation after generation, capturing the authenticity of Greek food, and our dining rooms portray the welcoming spirit of Mediterranean hospitality. At The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, you’ll feel at home with our delicious food, friendly staff, unique table service, and bright, cheerful atmosphere.
Mediterranean food is a major winner both in terms of being delicious and healthy. Our food features big, bold flavors and healthy ingredients that make it deliciously easy to enjoy. The Mediterranean diet has spent years growing in popularity and has been named the No. 1 diet for health for the fifth year in a row.
Consumers across the country are flocking to Greek restaurants for fast-casual options where they can enjoy rich olive oil, whole grains, lean proteins, tomatoes, and fresh vegetables, as well as spices like cardamom, mint, and sumac. Diners love the great taste and healthy options Mediterranean cuisine offers, and they especially love the delicious selections at The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. The popularity of our fresh, made-from-scratch food, healthy options, and dining experience are all ingredients in our recipe for success.
Where Does Our Story Begin?
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill was founded in 2011. Originally owned and operated by a culinary-trained Greek/Armenian family, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill was purchased by Nick Della Penna and Trent Jones, who took it to a whole new level of success.
While Nick and Trent made operational changes to the restaurant to enhance its performance, one thing that hasn’t changed is our authentic, third-generation Greek family recipes. We grew up on Sunday dinners with a huge, extended family. The delicious food we shared is what we know, what we do, and what we love, and it’s what drives us to make equally memorable meals for our customers.
Nick and Trent connected with United Franchise Group (UFG), a partnership that precipitated introducing The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to even more investors and hungry customers. Since that time, we’ve been adding additional locations and furthering our territorial footprint.
What is Our Mission?
At The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, our food is what anchors our business. By using only the freshest ingredients, we ensure consistently high-quality Greek food. We don’t compromise on our commitment to quality, ever. We use only the highest quality ingredients for our sauces, soups, dressings, marinades, and desserts, which are made from scratch daily. Our food is as fresh as you can get, meaning we take the time to chop, slice, and trim all of our ingredients each and every day.
Our philosophy is simple: we want our customers to feel like they’re at our yiayia’s house enjoying one of our family’s traditional Sunday dinners. It’s become our Great Greek Pledge for The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to treat all patrons like family, serving consistently delicious food that exceeds their expectations. We take the time to pay close attention to every dish we prepare, serving memorable meals in a great atmosphere.
We extend our dedication to our customers through community alliances. We’re involved in UFG Cares, where we not only give back financially but through active participation in our local communities. We’re also purposefully involved in Place of Hope, a faith-based, state-licensed organization that offers housing and support services to children, youth, and families in need.
We keep the tradition of great Greek food going every day, making meals with care and love. We’ll continue to pass down our recipes from generation to generation, prepared with the spirit of authentic Mediterranean hospitality. While we’ve made the dining room a little bigger to fit more guests, your customers will always feel right at home with our smiling faces, table service, and cheerful ambiance.