The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to Open First Jacksonville, Florida Area Restaurant

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to Open First Jacksonville, Florida Area Restaurant

Authentic Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant focuses on fresh food and the guest experience

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to Open First Jacksonville, Florida Area RestaurantSt. Johns, FL  (  The enticing, unforgettable flavors of the Mediterranean are coming to St. Johns, Florida, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, an award-winning and rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept, will open its first Jacksonville-area location at the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway on Monday, March 28 at 60 Shoppes Blvd – suite 50.

Aligning with The Great Greek’s mission to help Live Your Life Deliciously, the award-winning menu features chef-inspired homegrown recipes and big bold flavors, like the fan-favorite traditional Gyro, as well as Lamb, Steak and Chicken Souvlaki platters. In addition, guests can enjoy 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 Mediterranean Grill 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.

Drawn to The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s concept by its healthy and delicious recipes, franchisee Dharti Patel plans to utilize her restaurant to bring the community together, offering nutritious and satisfying dining options for everyone to enjoy.

“We are so thrilled to bring The Great Greek’s Mediterranean favorites to St. Johns,” said Patel. “It’s been a dream of mine to open a restaurant in this area and with full support of my family, we are making it a reality.”

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.

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, purchased The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’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, the global leader for entrepreneurs, is a community of affiliated brands and consultants with more than 1,600 franchisees worldwide. For more information about The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill visit and for franchise information, visit

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted®, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer® (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X®, and a food division featuring Jon Smith Subs®, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, and Graze Craze®. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.


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