Wolfe: The Simple Greek brings one more option in Greek cuisine to Pensacola

The worst part of the Pensacola Greek Festival is when it ends. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a gyro and finishing your meal with a generous serving of baklava. Now, you don’t have to wait until next October to get your fix. A new restaurant, The Simple Greek, is providing Pensacola with one more option in Greek cuisine. … Read More

Gyro worship: New casual Greek eateries are on the way

If three restaurant projects are any indication, you’ll soon be hearing much more about fast-casual Greek food in the region. This week brought the opening of The Simple Greek, a syndicated spin-off of a Pittsburgh restaurant featured on the CNBC show The Profit. The region’s first location is tucked off Susquehanna Road in Dresher, behind a CVS and next to … Read More

Native son to open The Simple Greek in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Opening a restaurant was something attorney Tony DeSisto wanted to do. A Rhode Island native and alum of Portsmouth Abbey, he realized his dream six weeks ago when he opened The Simple Greek in Carrollwood, Florida, near where he lives. In coming weeks, he’ll realized his next dream, to open a restaurant in Rhode Island. With … Read More

The Simple Greek Is Now Open in Westborough

A fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant with a handful of locations around the country opened its first outpost in Massachusetts. The Simple Greek is now up and running at 290 Turnpike Rd., as Patch reported, and it will honor the occasion with a grand opening on Friday, March 3. The Simple Greek embraces the use of a counter-service system to offer a … Read More

Opa! for business: The Simple Greek arrives in Tampa

Tony DeSisto is a lawyer by day and a restaurateur … also by day. “Most days I get here by 8 a.m. to mop the floors,” he said. “Then, once we’re ready to open, I have my laptop to do legal work.” “Here” is the recently opened The Simple Greek restaurant in Tampa’s Carrollwood district, and DeSisto, a 2009 graduate … Read More

‘The Profit’ Greek restaurant spices up Round Rock

Calling all gyro-lovers — if you haven’t yet, it’s time to embrace this Round Rock restaurant opening. The Simple Greek, a Mediterranean eatery concept born on the CNBC’s TV reality program “The Profit,” will be getting two dozen franchise openings around the country. One of its new locations includes a front that debuted Thursday in Round Rock at 3200 Greenlawn … Read More

The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. — Walking into the Simple Greek, which just opened at 440 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, is just like stepping onto the set of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” said George Pertesis, who owns the restaurant with his father John. “Being Greek is who we are. It’s in our blood,” said Pertesis. His father, John, his mother, Maria, and … Read More

‘Build-your-own-gyro’ chain The Simple Greek debuts in Norwalk

A fast-casual Greek chain created by a CNBC reality star makes its Connecticut debut Tuesday in Norwalk, with the proprietors considering additional locations down the road in Fairfield and Stamford. The Simple Greek opens at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at 440 Westport Ave., with Mayor Harry Rilling scheduled to swing through Friday afternoon for a grand opening when the restaurant … Read More

TV-famous restaurant chain opens first Austin-area location

A new restaurant with TV cred is coming to the Austin area. The Simple Greek is now open in Round Rock, introducing a build-your-own approach to fresh Mediterranean food. The concept was born on The Profit, a CNBC reality television show that follows Marcus Lemonis as he helps out struggling businesses. The Simple Greek started as a small Pennsylvania-based chain … Read More

The Simple Greek restaurant opens in Round Rock

The Simple Greek opened Feb. 13 in Round Rock offering Mediterranean food in a fast-casual environment. Diners may choose a base of either a pita or a bowl, then customize their meal by selecting from a variety of meats, vegetables and sauces. Also available are Greek savory specialties such as dolmades and spanakopita, and baklava and baklava cheesecake for dessert. … Read More