Industry News | September 6, 2012

Daphne's California Greek Named Best in San Diego

With an inspired new menu featuring a blend of California and Mediterranean flavors, Daphne's California Greek has again earned the right to call itself the “Best Greek Restaurant in San Diego.”

Daphne's received the most votes among the readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune's annual poll, "San Diego's Best."

Daphne's has won the honor every year since 2010, when the category was first included in the 16-year-old poll.

"This year's win is especially gratifying for Daphne's as it shows how our customers feel about our new menu, culture, and image," says Bill Trefethen, CEO, Daphne's California Greek.

"Our unique fusion of California and Mediterranean flavors continues to resonate among consumers, who want a fresh taste that is also a healthier alternative to other dining options,” he says. “Thank you, San Diego, for again voting us as the best Greek restaurant in the county."

Founded in 1991 as Daphne's Greek Café, Daphne's California Greek was purchased in 2010 by Wreath Equity LLC and has since become a lifestyle-oriented concept with 54 restaurants in California, Arizona, and Colorado.

Daphne's revamped menu features Mediterranean-inspired, California fare made with high-quality ingredients and a focus on more nourishing and healthful options.

Daphne's menu takes its inspiration from health-conscious consumers who desire quality, flavorful foods that can also fuel their active and full lifestyles.

The new menu includes specialty salads, flatbread pizzas, pita sandwiches (with traditional or multigrain pita), and grilled seafood complemented with flavorful sides such as a spicy Fire Feta dip, roasted veggies, and savory tabouli.

The new multigrain pita bread is a custom recipe created by Daphne's and contains seven whole grains.

More than a dozen new menu items, as well as most of the retained items, fall under 700 calories and can be customized to accommodate low-fat, low-carb, high-protein diets as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.