The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill Ends 2022 with 48 New Restaurants in Active Development

by Katie Lee

West Palm Beach, Fla. — The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, a rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept, is reporting 2022 as the most successful year in its company history, signing 24 franchise agreements and 16 multi-unit development agreements. The brand is also reporting 48 restaurants in active development that will further expand its footprint in states like Maryland, California and Texas beginning in 2023.

These 48 locations are part of a robust development pipeline that The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill has generated, totaling 282 locations to be opened in the next several years.

“2022 has been a tremendous year for The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and we’re in position for exponential future growth. The results we’ve achieved this year serve as a testament to the viability of our concept and model, as well as the extraordinary talent and dedication of our franchise teams,” says Bob Andersen, president of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. “With a solid foundation laid, aggressive growth strategies in place, and continued confidence from our existing franchise owners, we’re looking forward to an even more successful 2023.”

In addition to its notable franchise development performance, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill opened nine new restaurants throughout 2022, including its first locations in South Carolina, New Jersey and Indiana, and grew its national footprint to 23 locations in 10 states with plans to open two more before the end of the year. The company will continue its accelerated development momentum in early 2023, with seven restaurants slated to open in the first quarter. Also in 2023, the brand is projected to welcome 35 new franchise owners, add 140 additional units and set plans for international expansion.

In 2023, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill will remain focused on its franchise expansion strategy and is zeroing in on key target markets like Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York; the Greenville and Spartanburg areas in South Carolina; the Baltimore and Rockville areas in Maryland; Memphis, Tenn.; Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Texas; New Jersey; and Pennsylvania.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is part of the UFG affiliated family of franchise brands. A global leader for entrepreneurs, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is a community of affiliated brands and consultants with more than 1,600 franchisees in 60 countries worldwide.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill® was co-founded in 2011 by two third-generation culinary trained restaurateurs with more than 30 years of experience in the food and hospitality business, Nick A. Della Penna and Trent Jones. For more information, visit and





SOURCE: The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®

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