The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill to Open at the Baybrook Mall on November 22

The authentic Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant focuses on fresh food, guest experience and the community

FRIENDSWOOD, Tex. (November 22, 2021) – The enticing, unforgettable flavors of the Mediterranean are coming to the Friendswood-area in a big way. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, an award-winning and rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept, will open its first Friendswood location at the Baybrook Mall on Monday, November 22 at 700 Baybrook Mall - F162.

To commemorate the opening, the restaurant will host an Opa-Palooza Grand Opening Celebration the week of December 6, which will include chances to win prizes like exclusive t-shirts and free Gyros for a year. The restaurant will also give free Gyros to a first responder of the winner's choice through their #GyrosForOurHeroes promotion. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill will host a charity giveback day on Thursday, December 9, benefiting the Galveston Bay Foundation where 50 percent of net sales for the day will be donated to the nonprofit to assist with protecting the Galveston Bay and surrounding bodies of water through education, habitat restoration, water protection, land conservation and advocacy.

The award-winning menu features chef-inspired homegrown recipes and big bold flavors, like the fan-favorite traditional Gyro, as well as Lamb, Steak and Chicken Souvlaki platters. In addition, guests can enjoy four signature house-made dips featuring Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper) as well as made-to-order fresh Feta Fries. Guests can also indulge in must-have desserts like Baklava Ice Cream and Rice Pudding. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill offers a wide variety of customizable options, including a Classic Greek Salad with a choice of Gyro Meat, Chicken Souvlaki, Salmon, or several other protein choices. Everything is prepared in-house with fresh ingredients that bring traditional flavors from recipes passed down generation after generation. 

Drawn to The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill's concept by its fresh, healthy appeal, franchisee Alan Brown plans to open five new locations to bring nutritious and satisfying dining options to the community. 

"We are excited to begin serving Mediterranean favorites and big bold flavors in the Friendswood area," said Brown. "Everything is prepared fresh daily in our kitchen using family recipes, so whether you're in the mood for a Gyro, Rice Bowl or even our Athenian burger made with fresh angus beef, we have the perfect choices to satisfy any craving."

The Great Greek will serve lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday. The newly constructed 2,400-square-foot restaurant offers seating for 60 guests inside and 20 outside on their patio.

About The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill 

The award-winning 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, who purchased The Great Greek's first location in Henderson, Nevada. After successfully opening two additional Las Vegas locations, Della Penna and Jones started franchising the concept with United Franchise Group and have seen ongoing success. For franchisee information, visit

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors, Venture X, and a food division featuring Jon Smith Subs, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, and Graze Craze. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.