Souvla, a member of QSR's 40/40 List, announced its fourth location on Chestnut Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood, opening in mid-2018. Its newest location at 2272 Chestnut Street in the former David’s Tea space, will join Tacolicious, Smitten Ice Cream, A16, and the recently announced potential first San Francisco location of Shake Shack. The Souvla team has received countless requests for expansion around the country, and was awarded the 2017 Lyftie Award for the most-Lyfted-to restaurant in the entire United States. For the moment, the Souvla team is focusing on serving more of the community in its native San Francisco.
“Within San Francisco, our most requested neighborhood for a Souvla has always been the Marina,” says Charles Bililies, Souvla’s Founder and CEO. “We’re incredibly thoughtful about our growth. Opening one location per year since 2014 has allowed to focus on our growing team and the success of each new restaurant. When considering locations for Souvla, we look for real estate on iconic streets in iconic neighborhoods of iconic cities. We’ve been searching for the right space on the perfect block of the Marina for a few years, and we finally found our newest home.”
Souvla’s growth has allowed the brand to deepen their commitment to their community and team: “We’re proud to offer a 401K match plan, full medical insurance coverage, paid vacation, commuter benefits, and ESL classes to our 125-plus employees,” says Justine Flynn, Souvla’s Service Director.
Given its proximity to the Marina Green, Fort Mason, and Crissy Field, the team expects that take out and delivery will play a significant role, and the full Souvla menu will be available from 11 am–10 pm, seven days a week. Souvla’s Marina location will be similar in size and layout to the original flagship on Hayes Street, with design features consistent throughout the brand, including a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, a dining room anchored around an eight spit Rotisol rotisserie, vintage brass and copper accents, olive trees, and black and white portraits from Greece.
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