Gyroville Opens First International Location in Ecuador
Popular Southeast Florida Build-Your-Own Mediterranean Franchise Enters South America with Local Entrepreneurs Alberto Reyes, Miryan Salas, and Carmen Salas
March 23, 2017 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. - Gyroville, a popular Southeast Florida Mediterranean fast-casual franchise, will be debuting its brand in South America next week with its first international location opening in Quito, Ecuador at Av Republica Del Salvador, N36-109 Local 2.
The new store introduces the brands updated store design, which features a cleaner, crisp look and feel that is synonymous with its updated logo and color scheme. Neutrally based with accents of green, the new restaurant also includes updated light fixtures and furniture to reflect the new branding. All locations moving forward will open with this new prototype.
The Quito store is the first location for master franchisees Alberto Reyes, his wife Miryan Salas and sister-in-law Carmen Salas. The trio discovered the franchise while searching for business ownership opportunities and decided to invest in the brand together. Through their master franchise development agreement, they anticipate to open five units in Ecuador within the next 3-5 years.
“Gyroville is unlike anything that is currently available in Ecuador so we recognized the potential almost immediately,” said Reyes. “Customers will love that they can customize their meal and choose from a number of healthy and locally-sourced fresh ingredients for their pita sandwich, wrap, rice bowl, or salad.”
Gyroville is a healthy, build-your-own fast-casual concept that offers a modern twist on traditional Mediterranean recipes.
“We are very excited to take the brand beyond American borders,” said Scott Mortier, EVP of Business Development for Gyroville. “When we launched the franchise opportunity, we knew the concept would translate well to other cultures and that international expansion made sense for our growth. The trend among consumers increasingly seeking healthier, less-mundane dining options is only growing, which makes Gyroville attractive for prospective master franchisees who are looking to develop the brand in their countries.”
The company seeks master franchise developers like Reyes and the Salas’ to continue developing the brand internationally as well as domestically in the United States, where Gyroville currently has eight locations. Domestically, the fast-growing franchise also seeks multi-unit operators and owner-operators to bring the brand to new markets, initially targeting the Southeastern part of the country. The company expects to open six locations in 2017, along with adding another 12 signed franchise agreements to continue steady growth throughout the United States.
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.
Gyroville was created in 2010 to bring Mediterranean cuisine to the fast-casual market. Gyroville starts by using only the freshest ingredients and prepares them using recipes that combine old-school, Greek traditions with a modern day twist. The concept allows customers to follow their choice of protein from the grill or vertical spit through an assembly line process, where they choose from fresh ingredients and homemade sauces. The first Gyroville opened in January 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Today, there are eight locations in Florida. For more information, visit http://gyroville.com/. For more information about the Gyroville franchise opportunity, visit http://gyroville.com/franchise/ or call (855) 210-0725.
Vice President of Franchise Development
Gyroville Franchising, LLC