Gyroville—a Fort Lauderdale-based fast-casual restaurant chain known for its Greek-inspired, build-your-own-plate menu offerings—is set to debut in Orlando. Slated to open in the fall, the new restaurant will be located at 10376 E Colonial Drive in Reedy Plaza.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Gyroville’s diverse menu of both traditional and contemporary Greek specialties to the Orlando community,” says Edgar Paqueo, who will own and operate the restaurant with his wife and two children. “While there isn’t a complete lack of Mediterranean cuisine in the local market, we’re sure local consumers will embrace the authentic versatility of the Gyroville menu.”
Pronounced just like the word looks, rather than the Greek pronunciation, which is more like yee-roh, Gyroville provides an interactive, build-your-own concept that allows guests to follow their choice of protein from the grill or vertical spit and served in a pita, over rice, as a wrap or salad.
There are various protein choices from which to choose, including gyro meat, chicken or falafel as a vegetarian option. Next comes the modern twist on traditional Greek restaurant cuisine. Customers can choose between six sauces made fresh daily. These include original tzatziki, hummus, spicy feta or one of our variations of our original tzatziki; Medichurri Salsa or jalapeño spinach.
Freshly chopped romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, Jalapeno peppers, and onions are among the many condiments, which can also be added to the food.
“We're disrupting the fast casual scene and proving that the build-your-own style concept can be fresh, unique and flavorful,” says Gyroville founder Lambros Kokkinelis. “Our franchise has really taken off over the past year and the future is incredibly bright. We’re so excited to welcome the Paqueo family to the Gyroville family, and look forward to feeding the growing consumer demand for the healthful and wide-ranging cuisines of the Mediterranean region.”
The local expansion news comes on the heels of Gyroville’s recent announcement to expand its national footprint with as many as 30 new restaurants over the next five years. In addition to continued growth throughout Florida, targeted growth markets include Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.
Today, there are nine locations open in the United States and one in Ecuador.