New restaurant Nick the Greek with cute backstory makes Dallas-area debut
A new Greek restaurant makes its Dallas-area debut with gyros, souvlaki, and pita sandwiches: Called Nick the Greek, it's a fast-casual chain from California and is opening its first DFW-area location in Irving, at 7707 N MacArthur Blvd #110, at an address that has been home to come-and-go spots such as Wok Box, Kibo Sushi, and Sushi YAA.
According to a release, Nick the Greek will open on August 11, with pitas, traditional plates, salads, sides, and desserts.
The story could end there, but then we wouldn't know the cute backstory of why they are called Nick the Greek. The chain was founded in 2014 in Northern California by three cousins all named Nick Tsigaris, who go by Big Nick, Little Nick, and Baby Nick, and who all grew up in the restaurant industry, although the more common spokesperson is COO Komiel Mohsenzadegan.
The chain has since expanded to Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, where Irving is the third location, following two in College Station.
According toNRN, the Greek food served at Nick the Greek isn’t traditional but instead has a new spin.
"Everyone knows what a gyro is," "Baby” Nick tells the magazine. "They don’t know how to say it, so we’ve done a play on that. We've kept it simple."
The menu has beef, falafel, chicken, pork, and falafel, which serve as the centerpiece in pitas, plates, salads, or bowls.
There are fries in three versions: seasoned with salt & oregano; Greek fries with feta, garlic, and green onion; or Nick's fries, a loaded fries dish with feta, garlic, spicy yogurt, and choice of protein topped with green onions.
They also have meat skewers (official term: souvlaki) and hummus.