Thursday, March 14, 2019

[OPA!] Grecian Gyro Wraps Up Former Blue Coast Burrito For New Location

The former Blue Coast Burrito on Northside Drive in Atlanta will soon reopen as a new Grecian Gyro location.  The Blue Coast Burrito restaurant, a single unit franchise of the Nashville-based chain, closed this past December after about a year in business.  Local sandwich shop Rising Roll Gourmet previously occupied the space.   The roughly 2,300 square foot second generation restaurant space is on an endcap of the Berkeley Heights Retail at 1700 Northside Drive just off I-75 and provides visibility from the road and also features a patio.
Locally owned Grecian Gyro was started by Nick Koulouris in 1982 with his first restaurant in Hapeville.  For over 25 years, the restaurant grew in popularity to the point where the family later expanded to satellite locations in Forest Park and Tucker between 2007 and 2008.

Grecian Gyro Franchise Company was launched in 2012 and the company saw the opening of their first franchised unit in Johns Creek later that year.  In 2013, a second franchise location was added in Dunwoody, with a third coming online just this past summer in Snellville.

The new Northside restaurant, the seventh overall, will reportedly not be a franchise location, but will instead be operated as a corporate store.

The restaurant's tagline: "Once A Week Go Greek" encourages patrons to dine at the restaurant weekly and enjoy some of its authentic Greek fare like gyros, falafels, Greek salads, spanakopita, and dolmades, among other offerings.

One would hope that despite Blue Coast's struggles, Grecian Gyro's offerings of quick-serve Greek fare, something that, unlike burritos, is not readily available at five nearby eateries, will serve them well in their new restaurant.

Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group represented the seller and "guided all parties to closing" in the transaction.  

Are you excited for the opening of another Grecian Gyro restaurant?  What is your favorite Greek or Mediterranean eatery in metro Atlanta?  Where would you like to see Grecian Gyro open next?

Please share your thoughts below   

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We need a legit outpost of the Marietta diner in the Dunwoody/Brookhaven/Chamblee area. Perhaps in the parking lot of perimeter Mall and the Ashford Dunwoodie side, or the empty
land on the Hines property right off the highway in front of IHG, or off any of the peachtree, Chamblee, Ashford dunwoody’s. There’s a great Vacant property at the corner of Peachtree Dunwoody and perimeter/ Abernathy I believe right opposite the corner Marta entry. Someone tell this guy there is demand!

Anonymous said...

@Anon @2:41AM - Are you posting this here because it's an article about a Greek owned restaurant and the Marietta Diner is Greek owned too? I don't see the connection other than Greek.

Anonymous said...

We go to the Grecian Gyro in Dunwoody from time to time. the food is not bad and the service is usually good. Hope the new location does well.

@anon 2:41am: the new Perimeter parking lot outparcel is already spoken for. Lazy Dog was announced and another restaurant which has not yet been announced because the lease is not yet final.

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