The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is launching this fall in the greater Cleveland area with the first restaurant to be located at 21605 Center Ridge Road in the Westwood Town Center, Rocky River.

The award-winning chef inspired menu at The Great Greek features homegrown recipes and big bold flavors like the fan favorite traditional Gyro (Yee-Ro) as well as Lamb, Steak and Chicken Souvlaki platters. In addition, guests crave our four-signature house-made dips featuring Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper) as well as our made to order Fresh Feta Fries. Guests can also indulge in the must-have desserts like Baklava Ice Cream or Rice Pudding. The Great Greek offers a wide variety of customizable options for guests to enjoy, including a classic Greek Salad with a choice of Salmon, Shrimp, or several other protein choices. Everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients that bring traditional flavors from recipes passed down generation after generation.

The Great Greek Rocky River is owned and operated by Adnane Ouarzazi who spent 20 years working for a Fortune 500 company in retail and customer service. Moroccan born, Ouarzazi has travelled to more than 65 countries and has a passion for diversity in food and is especially a fan of Mediterranean cuisine.

“My family and I are very excited to be serving the community fresh, healthy, Mediterranean favorites and big bold flavors,” says Ouarzazi.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the brand’s first of many locations with Mr. Ouarzazi, our Ohio franchisee” adds Jim Butler, president of Great Greek Franchising, LLC.  “Our guests consistently tell us they enjoy our healthy menu choices without sacrificing flavors and enjoy being served in a friendly comfortable environment! We really focus on delivering a terrific guest experience,” said Butler, “which is contributing to the ongoing rapid growth of our brand globally and throughout the USA.”

Currently The Great Greek has franchise agreements in place for over 85 locations domestically and internationally. The brand continues to receive high interest in multi-unit franchise development deals.

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