First Gyroville outside the Sunshine State a huge hit
Gyroville’s first restaurant location outside its southeast Florida home took the chain to Topeka, Kansas late last month where the brand opened a site on Wanamaker Road Aug. 31, a news release said. And apparently the concept floats well on the plains of Kansas too, since restaurant leadership reports that the opening was the best ever experienced by the brand, which saw a record number of nearly 800 customers in just that one day.
The release said the chain also broke its own single-day sales record with the Topeka opening, when nearly 600 Gyro Pita sandwiches went to the locals, who actually pay about 13 percent less for food items at the Kansas location than they do at the pricier South Florida locations.
“It was great to see how much locals love our fresh, modern spin on traditional Mediterranean cuisine,” Gyroville founder and CEO Lambros Kokkinelis, said in the release. “The Topeka location is off to a strong start as seen through its record-setting sales and turnout. The feedback from the community has been very positive.”
The Kansas location is owned by mother-daughter franchisees, Nataliya Miller and Anna Voskoboyeva, and is one of the brand’s largest units at 1,700 square feet. The Kansas unit is also the first to sport the brand’s new look based on neutral colors with green accents and complemented by new furniture and lighting, the release said.
The company plans one more opening this year, with 10 more signed franchise agreements that it says will continue its growth nationwide. It is particularly seeking multi-unit operators in units in the southeastern U.S., the release said.