The Yiros Shop’s first franchisee welcomed into the fast food business

By Sarah Stowe | 28 Oct 2020 View comments

A big milestone for one fast-food chain as The Yiros Shop’s first franchisee signs a deal for a new store.

Atul Sakhiya will open the very first franchised outlet at Jindaleesouth-west of the Brisbane CBD and with The University  of Queensland, Pinjarra Hills Campus a neighbour.

The Yiros Shop’s first franchisee said he is excited to be part of the network and is looking forward to growing his business.

Atul said “It’s been a while since we started discussions so I am looking forward to getting the new location up and running and providing the best Greek takeaway and casual dining food to the people of Jindalee and surrounding suburbs such as Mount Ommaney, Middle Park and Westlake.”

Atul’s new business will join the existing seven company-owned outlets in the Greek street-food chain.

It’s a Brisbane brand that will soon unveil a brand new store in Burleigh Heads.

When the Gold Coast site opens its doors at the beginning of November it will also offer customers a more diverse menu. Customers will be able to enjoy Greek-style breakfast choices, coffee and local beers on tap with lunch and dinner.

Nick Mitrossilis launched the business in 2015, and since then has remained focus on expanding his mini-empire in the Brisbane and east coast region. In time opportunities will be available interstate.

James Young, head of franchise sales and development at consultancy firm DC Strategy, is helping The Yiros Shop recruit franchisees.

Young said, “It’s been awesome to see this new franchise brand grow and expand, even during a global pandemic. They’ve proven that their business model is resilient and that they are able to adapt and innovate during the most trying times.”

The team is excited about the recent announcement of the upcoming drive-thru which now has a February 2021 launch date.