‘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

Citizinvestor’s Tony DeSisto takes on new challenge, launches Simple Greek franchise

Tony DeSisto, the Tampa-based civic activist, is rising to accept a new challenge — restaurateur. The co-founder of Citizinvestor, an online crowdfunding platform for public and community infrastructure projects, will open the first Florida franchise of The Simple Greek, an innovative fast-casual concept that seeks to transform the idea of a traditional Greek restaurant. Starting in mid-February, The Simple Greek … Read More

The Simple Greek is featured in the Highland Park Today

The Highland Park Today, a publication of the Highland Park, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, recently featured an editorial write up on The Simple Greek, highlighting the restaurant for promotion in the local area. The Simple Greek ‘s Highland Park location, located on Central Avenue, opened in the spring of 2015 and has become a popular spot for those seeking a … Read More

Marcus Lemonis Restaurant The Simple Greek Coming to Paramus

The Simple Greek and Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis (from CNBC’s The Profit) announced that they are bringing their new, fast casual restaurant concept, The Simple Greek, to 20 major metro markets including Paramus, NJ. An episode of The Profit showed Lemonis buy into Pittsburgh chain My Big Fat Greek Gyro, which was re-branded as The Simple Greek. “Coming from a Greek … Read More

Opa! Marquette alum Marcus Lemonis to expand The Simple Greek franchise to Milwaukee

Marquette University alumnus, businessman and television personality Marcus Lemonis, is bringing a new fast casual restaurant, The Simple Greek, to Milwaukee and 19 other markets. Lemonis — who stars on “The Profit,” a reality show where he turns around struggling businesses across the U.S. and buys an ownership stake in the companies — announced the expansion plans with the Greek restaurant that … Read More