The authentic Mediterranean eatery has opened the doors to its first franchise location in Philadelphia, marking its second location in the state of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA (RestaurantNews.com) Greek From Greece (gfg) Café, the authentic Greek fast casual phenomenon, recently opened its first franchise restaurant in Philadelphia, located at 107 N 33rd Street near Drexel University. This is gfg’s second location in Pennsylvania after the first opened in Kennett Square earlier this year. The new restaurant is the third location to open in 2021 alone with 11 additional locations in development.
“We want the Philly location to usher in an era of food, fun and parea, which is a Greek term for a group of friends who regularly gather to share their life experiences, philosophies and ideas,” said Dimitri Gouliaberis, gfg Café franchisee. “Drexel’s students will find gfg as the perfect hideaway from the hustle of academic life, professionals will enjoy delicious and quick food, and most importantly, all will have the ability to enjoy dining and coffee the way it was meant to be enjoyed – with others.”
“We’re excited to open a second location in the state of Pennsylvania and are already seeing great success,” said the founder and CEO of gfg Café. “We’re confident the lively Philadelphia community will love our authentic Greek cuisine, and we will become a go-to spot for grab-and-go food and coffee for the locals.”
Known for its delicious Greek cuisine imported directly from Greece, gfg Café’s Philadelphia location offers freshly made breakfast, lunch and dessert items including breakfast sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, yogurt parfaits, fruit salads and 15 different types of traditional Greek pies.
“Gfg is the perfect concept to be near, or even inside, a college campus, mall kiosk or food court or airport given its incredibly flexible footprint and hoodless, ventless concept,” said Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, gfg’s franchise development partner. “Low-cost conversion opportunities can dramatically increase ROI for franchisees interested in taking over an existing space that recently closed down in a food hall or other kiosk-style model.”
Gfg also recently attended the 2021
where the brand’s successful booth welcomed crowds eager to learn more about the hoodless, ventless concept, flexible footprint and authentic Greek cuisine.
Gfg Café is currently seeking experienced multi-unit foodservice operators and scouting additional markets across the country and internationally. To learn more about gfg Café franchising opportunities, please visit
Lead by a core team from Greece dedicated to raising the bar of authentic Greek coffee and food in America, gfg Café provides the visitor a friendly, comfortable environment, and a high-quality homemade taste experience with every bite. Gfg is the only bakery in which all products are made in Greece. Wheat, olives, corn, tomatoes growing under the Greek sun and the beneficial sea breeze. And, gfg perfectly aligns with the universal shift towards organic, natural ingredients, and a specific move towards the Mediterranean Diet, as a premier paradigm of healthy, natural eating. Gfg was recognized on the 2021 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list by Fast Casual as a leader in the fast casual restaurant industry.
Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, selling over 5,000 franchises worldwide and turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for 20 years. Company Founder Dan Rowe identified and grew brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill, and The Halal Guys from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened thousands of restaurants globally. Fransmart and their partner brands are committed to franchise development growth. Follow Fransmart on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit www.fransmart.com.