Gyro

Our Franchise Overview


The Simple Greek is expanding as quickly as the transformation happened, with new franchise locations set to open up in the Summer of 2016. We are partnering up with single and multi-unit franchisees interested in growing and developing this brand together across the country.

The ML Food Group is redefining the traditional Greek restaurant with an interactive concept that combines high quality ingredients, open kitchens and Greek atmosphere in a fast casual setting. We respect the integrity of our team, the authenticity of our products, our proud Greek heritage and most importantly the customer experience, both for our franchisees and our customers.

We are selecting the very best franchise partners to expand the legacy and image of the Marcus Lemonis brand. Our team of experts with years of restaurant industry experience will be ready to guide you through the franchise process and help you make the next step.

The people are ready, the process is simple and the product is first-class.

“The Simple Greek team is ready to listen, learn and perform within a business model that has structure, discipline and most importantly leadership.”Marcus Lemonis
Gyro

Our Franchise Overview


The Simple Greek is expanding as quickly as the transformation happened, with new franchise locations set to open up in the Summer of 2016. We are partnering up with single and multi-unit franchisees interested in growing and developing this brand together across the country.

The ML Food Group is redefining the traditional Greek restaurant with an interactive concept that combines high quality ingredients, open kitchens and Greek atmosphere in a fast casual setting. We respect the integrity of our team, the authenticity of our products, our proud Greek heritage and most importantly the customer experience, both for our franchisees and our customers.

We are selecting the very best franchise partners to expand the legacy and image of the Marcus Lemonis brand. Our team of experts with years of restaurant industry experience will be ready to guide you through the franchise process and help you make the next step.

The people are ready, the process is simple and the product is first-class.

“The Simple Greek team is ready to listen, learn and perform within a business model that has structure, discipline and most importantly leadership.”Marcus Lemonis

WHY THE SIMPLE GREEK?


  • Unique and proven concept with under penetrated food category
  • High quality foods and ingredients with a focus on authentic Greek food
  • Experienced and tenured leadership team focused on success and growth
  • Reasonable estimated total investment: $315,000 – $585,000
  • Low initial franchise fee: $20,000 (veterans get 50% discount)
  • Low advertising contributions: up to 3% of gross sales

WHY THE SIMPLE GREEK?


  • Unique and proven concept with under penetrated food category
  • High quality foods and ingredients with a focus on authentic Greek food
  • Experienced and tenured leadership team focused on success and growth
  • Reasonable estimated total investment: $315,000 – $585,000
  • Low initial franchise fee: $20,000 (veterans get 50% discount)
  • Low advertising contrbutions: up to 2% of gross sales

How To Join Our Greek Family

How To Join Our Greek Family

Step 1

Complete The Franchise Application Form

Step 2

Introductory Call with Director of Franchise Development

Step 3

Receive A Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Application

Step 4

Submit Application for Approval and Complete Due Diligence

Step 5

Sign Franchise Agreements

Step 6

Welcome to the Team!

Step 1

Complete The Franchise Application Form

Step 2

Introductory Call with Director of Franchise Development

Step 3

Receive A Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Application

Step 4

Submit Application for Approval and Complete Due Diligence

Step 5

Sign Franchise Agreements

Step 6

Welcome to the Team!

Franchising FAQs

Franchising FAQs

Previous franchise experience is not required, although it is certainly welcomed. The Simple Greek is seeking candidates that possess the ideal mix of personal qualities, professional experiences, and personal financial qualifications to successfully operate a franchise.
Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000 (veterans receive a 50% discount)
Estimated Total Investment: $250,000—$355,000
Overall Net Worth: $300,000+
Royalty: 5% of gross sales
Advertising Contributions: Up to 3% of gross sales
Term: 10 year agreements
-New store opening support
-Manager certification program
-Operation manuals, marketing manuals, and training manuals
-Favorable national contracts with suppliers for goods and services
-Ongoing training in daily manager checklists, business management systems, local store marketing plans, and new staff training programs.
-Systems, procedures, and compliance policieis
-Updates for increasing profitability through food cost
-Regular visits from a Franchise Business Consultant
Yes, we are currently seeking qualified candidates to open both single and multi-unit franchises if you meet our qualifications for more units.
The Simple Greek provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It starts with our 3 week Manager Certification Program for Owner/Operators and General Managers with a mix of classroom work and hands on training within the restaurant.

Some key topics we go over during training include:
-Customer Service
-Compliance & Safety
-Prep Procedures & Recipe Books
-Financial Reporting
-Inventory Management and Food Cost
-Opening & Closing Procedures, Daily Cleaning Checklists
-Training New Staff and Retraining Existing Staff
-Marketing Plans & Suggestive Selling Techniques

This initial training occurs 30-45 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key management staff what they need to run your restaurant. When your store opens we also provide a training team to assist you at your location for the first week. Training continues with your personal Operations Consultant who works with you on an ongoing basis.

-Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation
-Specifications for fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements
-Facilitating architectural, kitchen, and back of house workflow design
-Marketing, training, and operational support
-Grand opening plan and support
Each location is different with a variety of factors involved. Typically, it takes around 6-8 months from signing the franchise agreement to the opening day at your new The Simple Greek franchise.
We are restricted by various federal and state franchise sales regulations from providing specific sales, earnings claims, or projections. We encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our application process to discuss their experiences.
No, we do not provide financing at this time. However, we can assist you in obtaining the financing you will need from other sources.
A protected territory is given to every traditional The Simple Greek location.
Previous franchise experience is not required, although it is certainly welcomed. The Simple Greek is seeking candidates that possess the ideal mix of personal qualities, professional experiences, and personal financial qualifications to successfully operate a franchise.
Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000 (veterans receive a 50% discount)
Estimated Total Investment: $225,000—$355,000
Overall Net Worth: $300,000+
Royalty: 5% of gross sales
Advertising Contributions: Up to 3% of gross sales
Term: 10 year agreements
-New store opening support
-Manager certification program
-Operation manuals, marketing manuals, and training manuals
-Favorable national contracts with suppliers for goods and services
-Ongoing training in daily manager checklists, business management systems, local store marketing plans, and new staff training programs.
-Systems, procedures, and compliance policieis
-Updates for increasing profitability through food cost
-Regular visits from a Franchise Business Consultant
Yes, we are currently seeking qualified candidates to open both single and multi-unit franchises if you meet our qualifications for more units.
The Simple Greek provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It starts with our 3 week Manager Certification Program for Owner/Operators and General Managers with a mix of classroom work and hands on training within the restaurant.

Some key topics we go over during training include:
-Customer Service
-Compliance & Safety
-Prep Procedures & Recipe Books
-Financial Reporting
-Inventory Management and Food Cost
-Opening & Closing Procedures, Daily Cleaning Checklists
-Training New Staff and Retraining Existing Staff
-Marketing Plans & Suggestive Selling Techniques

This initial training occurs 30-45 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key management staff what they need to run your restaurant. When your store opens we also provide a training team to assist you at your location for the first week. Training continues with your personal Operations Consultant who works with you on an ongoing basis.

-Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation
-Specifications for fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements
-Facilitating architectural, kitchen, and back of house workflow design
-Marketing, training, and operational support
-Grand opening plan and support
Each location is different with a variety of factors involved. Typically, it takes around 6-8 months from signing the franchise agreement to the opening day at your new The Simple Greek franchise.
We are restricted by various federal and state franchise sales regulations from providing specific sales, earnings claims, or projections. We encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our application process to discuss their experiences.
No, we do not provide financing at this time. However, we can assist you in obtaining the financing you will need from other sources.
A protected territory is given to every traditional The Simple Greek location.