A recent Yelp review from Todd R. of Charlotte, NC. – “I can’t believe I’m a regular here and have neglected to give them a review. You want Greek food… skip the festivals catered blasé offerings, by-pass Athena and go get the real deal. Amazingly friendly service, inexpensive high quality foods and authentic Greek tastes. The only thing missing are fake amusement park dancers and tourist yelling “Opa!”… j/k. You’re gonna love this little gem.”
I was referred to Bill & Irene Pahountis shortly after they moved from New Jersey and were scouting out potential locations for their new Fast Casual Mediterranean Concept – “Greco Fresh Grille.” Now, years later they have opened two thriving locations in Charlotte – Ballantyne and Wesley Chapel. And, in the fall of 2015, they will be opening up their third location in the Southpark area at the Colony Place Shopping Center.
The Pahountis family is one of the most welcoming, hospitable, generous, and kind families I have ever met – truly made for the hospitality industry! Their restaurants are successful because of who they are and the ways they care about their customers and their community. Again, I wish I could take all of the credit for their successes, but Bill just has a knack for running restaurants. He has succeeded on two fronts – first, Greco Fresh grille is an exceptional dining experience for his customers. Second, and most difficult in a competitive Charlotte market, Bill has been able to create a business model that is properly structured, efficiently run, and profitable – no small task if you know the restaurant industry where food and labor can amount to 60% – 70% of your gross sales. I truly admire anyone that can stick around long enough in this industry to become a recognized local brand with multiple units.
Συγχαρητήρια – Congratulations in Greek (I hope!).
9820 Rea Road Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28277
SEC Wedington Road – Highway 84
Wesley Chapel, NC 28104