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Fast-casual Greek restaurant headed to downtown Mountain View

Uploaded: Jan 2, 2020
Nick the Greek, a local string of fast-casual Greek eateries, is opening at 298 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View.

"Coming soon" signs for the business went up recently at the corner space, which last occupied by candy store Rocket Fizz.

Three cousins, each named Nick Tsigaris, started Nick the Greek together in 2014. They all grew up with parents in the restaurant business in San Jose.


Nick the Greek's chicken gyro pita with fries, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and mustard sauce. Photo by Sinead Chang.

There are now 12 locations of Nick the Greek, including in Redwood City, San Carlos and Sunnyvale. The owners have also started franchising. (Investment to begin a franchise ranges from about $350,000 to $523,800 for a single location, including a $35,000 initial franchise fee, the restaurant's website states.)

Nick the Greek serves pita wraps with pork, chicken, beef, lamb, falafel and veggies, as well as souvlaki plates and customizable bowls (any meat or falafel with basmati rice, romaine lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and red wine vinaigrette topped with tzatziki and spicy yogurt). There's also the "Grecian Beefteki" hamburger with feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and feta sauce.

The owners did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Stay tuned on an opening date for the Mountain View location.
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Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Jan 2, 2020 at 3:08 pm

Nick the Greek is refreshingly different from the usual fast food/casual food offerings. I have tried them in various places and look forward to their opening.


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Posted by Tod, a resident of Shoreline West,
on Jan 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm

Nice. I was talking up Mountain View to my father in law. But we ended up at crepevine. Fast casual Greek is one of those things that should work. Wonder how they are doing it inside that former retail space.... hopefully the county stuff is straightforward. Sounds like they are a sophisticated operator.....


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