Whether you say “yeer-oh” or “jai-ro,” “gee-ro” or “hee-ro” Quiznos, a pioneer of the toasted sandwich and fun-to-say restaurant name, found that Americans still love the taste of Greek Gyros and Greek salads at a great value. In order to celebrate the return of its popular Gyro options, Quiznos will offer all customers a $1 Gyro flatbread on Oct. 17 at all participating U.S. locations. And, for those who can’t wait, all new or current members of Quiznos’ Toasty Points loyalty app programcan get a $1 Gyro flatbread Oct. 10 through 16.
How do you say Gyro? Quiznos found in a recent national, Twitter-based poll of 8,788 Americans that the most popular pronunciation of Gyro is “yeer-oh.” Forty-five percent of respondents pronounce it this way, which is how most Greeks do. “Jai-ro” ranked second in the poll with 32 percent. But these weren’t the only reported pronunciations – surprisingly, 12 percent say “gee-ro” and 11 percent use “hee-ro.”
While a sizable portion of the U.S. prefers “yeer-oh,” don’t be surprised when your Northeastern friends order a “jai-ro,” as this showed up in the poll as their preferred pronunciation.
Inspired by an ancient Greek legendary tale of the Gyro, the Quiznos Gyro lineup starts with seasoned, slow-roasted beef and lamb or, new oven-roasted chicken breast. Quiznos put its own spin on these limited-time Gyros by offering guests three distinctive approaches to this traditional Greek food:
Gyro Flatbread: Quiznos folds flavorful, seasoned beef and lamb or chicken into a pillowy flatbread, tops it with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, banana peppers and creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce.
Gyro Sub Sandwich: Quiznos layers slices of seasoned beef and lamb or chicken onto its traditional toasted 4”, 8” or 12” sub and tops it with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, banana peppers and creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce.
Gyro Salad: Quiznos tops fresh romaine lettuce with slices of toasted beef and lamb or chicken, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, banana peppers and creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce.
“We’ve had many different pronunciations of Gyro from our customers” says Executive Chairman Gerry Lopez. “No matter how you say it, we’re excited to bring these popular flavors back to our menu and give everyone a $1 Gyro on Oct. 17.”
Average retail prices for each Quiznos Gyro menu item are:
The five times weekly e-newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on the latest industry news and additions to this website.