Gyroville, a popular Southeast Florida fast-casual, build-your-own Mediterranean franchise, is expanding its U.S. presence with the recent awarding of its first franchise location in Kansas. Franchise owners Ganna Voskoboyeva and Nataliya Miller will be bringing the brand to Kansas with their location in Topeka that’s planned to open in the spring of 2017.
Gyroville was created in 2010 to bring Mediterranean cuisine to the fast-casual market. Rooted in Greek heritage, the company began franchising to meet consumer demand as they increasingly seek healthier dining options in a fast-casual setting.
“Demand for our menu offerings continues to grow as consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and aware of better eating habits,” says Lambros Kokkinelis, CEO and founder of Gyroville. “Consumers choose Gyroville because we offer a fresh, healthy alternative to the mundane options in the crowded fast-casual market. We expect our growth to take off over the next few years as this trend continues to rise.”
Primed for national expansion, the Mediterranean restaurant is initially targeting franchise expansion efforts in the U.S. among master franchise developers, multi-unit operators, and owner-operators. Ideal franchise owners should have previous professional experience and show a high level of organization and reliability. Previous restaurant experience is not required to become a Gyroville franchisee; the company has a proven business model, national purchasing deals and established systems in place that streamline all aspects of operations. Franchisees and management also benefit from a three-week training program.
Depending on size, location, etc., the average cost to open a Gyroville is around $250,000. The franchise is on the SBA registry and has equipment financing available through Marlin.