We pride ourselves on freshness, quality, and forward-thinking. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill knows good food and good business. Your most critical decision is perhaps the first question of the franchise process: what’s the best investment? There are plenty of successful independently-owned family restaurants, quick-service chains, and sit-down restaurant franchises. Which one best fits your time, resources and personality?
There’s nothing like a family-owned restaurant steeped in history, culture, and unique culinary treasures. Owners pride themselves on making important decisions — big or small. From deciding on the ideal location, which items will be on the menu or whether grandma’s special sauce needs a little extra salt, the independent owner has total control.
They also have total responsibility. Unlike a Great Greek franchise restaurant, each ingredient in the recipe of franchise success weighs heavily — and squarely — on the shoulders of an independent operator. With a proven operational process, The Great Greek takes the guessing out of selecting the best location, marketing strategy, and day-to-day operations of the restaurant business. Additionally, The Great Greek is a combination of a family-owned restaurant and thriving franchise. The brand got its start as a popular Greek-Armenian family-owned restaurant in Henderson, Nevada. Then co-founders Nick Anthony Della Penna and Trent Jones bought the restaurant, expanding its customer base with two new locations. Their entrepreneurial spirit and desire to share The Great Greek experience nationwide and globally led them to start a franchising chain.
“We provide good food and amazing service,” says Della Penna. “All you have to do is get people in the door — just once! Our proven product and quality customer service will take care of the rest.”
Della Penna and his partner Trent Jones are all too familiar with the challenges of a restaurant startup. Combined, they have more than 30 years of restaurant experience, which is why The Great Greek business model is the ideal franchise for an owner with good business sense and zero restaurant experience.
Quick Service Restaurants vs. Fast-Casual Restaurant
Relaxed dining in a vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere has proven to be a successful restaurant trend. The Great Greek business model emphasizes convenience, affordability and likability. The food is fast but not so quick that it compromises quality. Each dish is prepared-to-order for the freshest experience.
“Some restaurants make the ‘fresh’ claim, but what we consider fresh is lettuce that’s chopped right before it hits your plate,” explains Della Penna. “We don’t prep four days in advance; we prep for the meal you’ve ordered. In the fast-casual segment, that makes The Great Greek unique. I think it’s an amazing concept that will quickly become the worldwide leader in fast-casual Greek food.”
The Great Greek makes its own sauces from scratch, ensuring a quality product that tastes great and offers customers a healthier alternative to quick service food chains. So, it still tastes like grandma’s special sauce — only served at our family dinner table instead of yours.