Authentic Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant focuses on fresh food, guest experience, and the community in the Las Vegas area.
Las Vegas, NV (RestaurantNews.com) The enticing, unforgettable flavors of the Mediterranean are expanding in the Las Vegas area. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, an award winning and rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept, will open its fifth restaurant in the Las Vegas market on Wednesday, April 28 at 801 S. Main St. in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to open a restaurant in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas,” said Della Penna a Las Vegas area resident and President of the brand. The Great Greek concept is thriving with 17 locations across the U.S. and a strong pipeline of restaurants scheduled to open in 2021.”
The Great Greek will serve lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The completely renovated Western Cab Company building has transformed into the 2,000 square-foot restaurant offers seating for 67 guests inside and patio dining for 12.
The award-winning chef inspired menu features homegrown recipes and big bold flavors, like the fan favorite traditional Gyro as well as Lamb, Steak and Chicken Souvlaki platters. In addition, guests will crave four signature house-made dips featuring Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper) as well as made-to-order fresh Feta Fries. Guests can also indulge in must-have desserts like Baklava Ice Cream and Rice Pudding. The Great Greek offers a wide variety of customizable options, including a Classic Greek Salad with choice of Gyro Meat, Chicken Souvlaki, Salmon, or several other protein choices. Everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients that bring traditional flavors from recipes passed down generation after generation.
To commemorate the opening, the restaurant will host a Grand Opening Celebration Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 9. The restaurant will be featuring specials throughout the weekend that includes their amazing Lamb Chops with Lemon Potatoes.
The restaurant will also be donating a portion of the weekend proceeds to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. The Great Greek is honored to be supporting this award-winning magnet high school that provides students the opportunity to pursue a conservatory in the area of dance, music, theater, or visual arts. We invite the community to visit The Great Greek and support this amazing Downtown Las Vegas high school.
Owned and operated by The Great Greek co-founders, Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones, the duo acquired the first Henderson location in January of 2016. Both share a passion for food and gathering around the dinner table with family and friends and upon tasting the food, they knew that the product was so special. The Great Greek has been recognized by Best of Las Vegas 2020 for Best Power Lunch and 2nd place recognition for Casual Restaurant, Mediterranean Restaurant and Catering categories.
About The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
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 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.
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