The Gyro Shack Debuts East Vancouver Location
Boise’s Premier Greek Restaurant Puts Twist on Vancouver’s Quick-Service Mediterranean Scene
October 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // CAMAS, Wash. – The Gyro Shack announced today that its second Vancouver area location opens on Oct. 11. Located at 315 NE 192nd Ave. Suite 306 in Camas, The Gyro Shack is situated within Union Station and features an indoor seating area.
“With the incredible popularity of our Vancouver location on the West Side, expanding to the East Side was the natural next step,” said Vince Carich, owner of both of The Gyro Shack locations in the Vancouver area. “Camas is a fast-growing area and we wanted to be a part of it, and this opening is a chance for even more people in the area to fall in love with our authentic, unique menu for the first time.”
The new location is owned and operated by Vince Carich and Tim Martens, a local entrepreneurial team. Carich brings an extensive background in franchising to the partnership, and Martens has more than 20 years experience in the food service industry, including owning several successful wine bars.
A grand opening event is also planned for the coming weeks, with more details to follow. The Gyro Shack’s Camas location will be open daily Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“There is incredible buzz in Vancouver around the opening of a second location and we know that’s a testament to the loyalty of our fans in Washington,” said Seth Brink, vice president of operations and development at The Gyro Shack. “Vancouver residents are just as excited as we are that our newest location will be serving more people in the area. I encourage everyone to bring friends, family or coworkers out to give our gyros a try. I guarantee you’ll be hooked!”
Founded by the Zaharioudakis family in Boise, The Gyro Shack has long been known as a fast, affordable option for delicious Greek food. With recipes based on those lovingly crafted by its founder, the brand continues to corner the market on expedient and uncommonly inventive gyro options that redefine quick-service Mediterranean cuisine.
The brand keeps customers’ time a top priority. The experience provides face-to-face window service and made-to-order gyros with meat carved Off the Spit® and fresh ingredients piled high before customers’ very eyes. Devoted fans can join a loyalty program that allows customers to earn points per dollar spent, with a free gyro just for signing up and another free gyro for every 50 points earned.
Gyro offerings at the Camas location range from the traditional to the extraordinary, such as the BLT and the Spicy Bacon Avocado. Vegetarian lovers of Mediterranean fare will also find plenty to tempt their palates, including a veggie gyro, Greek salad, and hummus and pita. The tzatziki and spicy green sauces are a delicious way to top off any order to perfection.
On the heels of The Gyro Shack opening in Camas, the brand is driving its Pacific Northwest expansion with new franchise locations planned for Washington later this year.
In addition to the exceptional customer experience, The Gyro Shack offers a distinctive franchisee experience that sets the brand apart. As a franchise run by former franchisees with more than 35 years of combined franchising experience, Brink and CEO Doug Miller manage The Gyro Shack with its franchisees’ best interest in mind.
The Gyro Shack is always looking for qualified franchisee applicants in the Pacific Northwest. The brand is seeking current multi-unit franchisees with restaurant experience. The minimum number of franchises sold to an individual group is three.
More info on menu items can be found at thegyroshack.com.
About The Gyro Shack
Founded by Gus Zaharioudakis, The Gyro Shack began as a food truck and two restaurants in former coffee drive-through kiosks. Today, the brand brings its authentic and unique take on the classic Greek favorites to drive-through customers with 11 Pacific Northwest locations revolutionizing the way customers think about fast Mediterranean cuisine. Using only fresh ingredients, made to order as customers drive up, the brand remains focused on valuing customers’ time and money. It's "Real Greek, Real Fast!"®
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