Nick the Greek, a West Coast-based chain serving up authentic Greek street food, is now open in Porter, Texas, officially introducing the brand to the greater Houston area. The new corporate-owned store marks Nick the Greek’s fourth location in Texas, joining restaurants in College Station and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Porter location includes a drive-thru window – a first for the brand – ensuring Nick the Greek’s beloved pitas, gyros and more are accessible on-the-go for Houston-area residents and visitors alike.

“Each opening or market entrance allows us to proudly share our Greek heritage in the best way we know how: through food!” says Nick “Baby Nick” Tsigaris, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Nick the Greek. “Every item on our menu reflects the authentic Greek cuisine we grew up enjoying, and we feel grateful to have the opportunity to bring Houstonians together at our new Porter restaurant – one pita or gyro at a time.”

Established in 2014 by cousins Big Nick, Little Nick, and Baby Nick Tsigaris – all named after their grandfather per Greek tradition – Nick the Greek satisfies the desire for healthy, flavorful and authentic Greek cuisine in a fast casual environment without compromising quality. Drawing from two generations of restaurant entrepreneurship and countless visits to Greece, the street food-inspired menu boasts flavorful gyro meats cooked in-house on a traditional vertical rotisserie, charbroiled souvlaki skewers, zesty sauces, fresh vegetables and authentic Greek treats including baklava and loukoumades. In meeting the high demand for Greek street food, Nick the Greek has carved out a niche for itself in the ultra-competitive fast casual space – a differentiator that has proven to be critical to the brand’s rapid growth.

“We see huge growth potential for Nick the Greek in Texas, as our existing stores perform extremely well and out-pace expectations, which shows us there’s a strong demand for our authentic Greek street food,” says Komiel Mohsen, Chief Operating Officer of Nick the Greek. “Due to Houston’s diverse culinary scene, we felt this was the right market to introduce our drive-thru format, while also offering a welcoming dine-in environment for guests to sit and enjoy their meal if they prefer.”

Celebrating a decade in business in 2024, Nick the Greek has greatly accelerated expansion efforts over the last three years, adding dozens of new locations and increasing its store count by nearly 100 percent. Today, guests can find Nick the Greek restaurants throughout seven states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Utah, and the chain is on pace to surpass 90 restaurants before year’s end. By strategically establishing locations in high-visibility downtown metro areas, Nick the Greek has reached large audiences and steadily developed a diverse and devoted fan base. The brand has identified key markets throughout the Western U.S. and is seeking franchise partners interested in expanding their portfolios with a progressive fast casual brand on the rise.

Nick the Greek’s Porter restaurant is located at 25806 TX-494 Loop and can be reached by telephone at (281) 214-2536. The restaurant is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

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