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The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill Story

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill has a history of scrumptious food and a loyal customer base. The first location opened on May 5, 2011 in Henderson, Nevada. It was originally owned and operated by a culinary-trained Greek/Armenian family before being purchased by Nick Della Penna and Trent Jones, third generation restaurateurs with over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. They made operational changes to the restaurant, enhancing the restaurant’s performance. And took it to a whole new level of success. Building on that success, they opened a second location on June 7, 2017 and since then have opened additional locations in Las Vegas and South Florida. 

inside The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
kitchen staff preparing a Greek salad


Nick and Trent began to look for a franchising expert who could take their concept and help it expand around the globe and they found that with the Starpoint Brands, The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs. On the heels of the franchising success of its Jon Smith Subs brand and building on more than 30 years of franchising history, UFG is introducing The Great Greek to communities around the world.

The Franchise Opportunity

Consumers across the country are seeking delicious, new, healthy options when dining out. New research confirms Mediterranean food is the big winner with diners both when it comes to one-time trial and for eating frequently. Mediterranean food features big, bold flavors and healthy ingredients that make it delicious to enjoy. The American Heart Association, famous TV doctors, and chefs everywhere have promoted the Mediterranean diet – full of olive oil, whole grains, lean proteins, tomatoes, fresh vegetables and spices like cardamom, mint and sumac – as the most healthful way to eat. Add to that, the ease of dining at The Great Greek’s attractive fast-casual locations and you have a highly sought-after destination for diners. The popularity of our fresh, made-from-scratch food, the healthy options, the dining experience, and the industry recognition are all ingredients in our recipe for success.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill branch


Are you craving a unique Fast-Casual franchise opportunity in the super-hot Mediterranean and Greek category? You aren’t alone. Your future customers are craving the very same thing! Diners love the great taste and healthy options with Mediterranean cuisine and they especially love the delicious selections at The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. The Great Greek serves authentic third generation Greek family recipes. 

With a wide range of delicious menu options and a customer base that’s longing for fast-casual options in the hot Mediterranean category, The Great Greek is an excellent opportunity for multi-unit, area developer or Master License Partner consideration.

  • High quality ingredients with sauces, soups, dressings, marinades and desserts made from scratch daily. This leads to a passionately loyal customer base.
  • The food is as fresh as you can get. We chop, slice and trim it ourselves each and every day. We don’t compromise on our commitment to freshness, ever.
  • The service matches the food. Each team member provides outstanding hospitality, so each customer feels special. This creates an exemplary experience for every customer, so they enjoy coming back.


    We grew up on Sunday dinners with our huge extended family—always full of amusing stories, hearty laughter, and of course, great food. And as we grew older, we started hosting these traditional family dinners ourselves.

    It is safe to say, therefore, that delicious food is what we know, what we do, and what we love. We want our customers—who we think of as family—to have equally great memories of eating fresh, homemade food with their families, so we make a point of serving memorable meals in a great atmosphere.

    But why are our meals so memorable and why do patrons keep coming back for them? Because we stay true to The Great Greek Pledge.


    Our Greek restaurant pledges to treat all patrons like family, serving consistently delicious food that exceeds customer expectations. This is possible because of the close attention we pay to every dish we prepare.

    We want to go above and beyond customer expectations, so we make sure customers enjoy sumptuous feasts made from the freshest ingredients. And this is the same for all locations. The restaurant staff, regardless of the branch, uses only high-quality ingredients for every Mediterranean dish we offer.


    If you want to be a part of our franchise family, now is the time to invest in our franchise opportunity. Fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to discuss the next steps.