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Apola Greek Grill’s Mission: It’s Greek Food, Not Mediterranean Please

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA  – Apola Greek Grill in Irvine, California lives up to its name by offering customers a taste of authentic Greek food, reminiscent of the dishes prepared by Greek moms in Greece. Founder Yianni Kosmides, along with his brother, was born in America but raised in Greece, allowing them to bring the true flavors of Greek cuisine to their flourishing restaurant, which was established in 2017.

“It’s your go-to comfort food, a quick and satisfying meal, perfect for late-night cravings or a pre-movie treat. Our menu caters to all those categories,” Kosmides shared with Franchise Times, emphasizing the broad appeal of their offerings.

Having come to the United States for college, the Kosmides brothers were disappointed by the lack of Greek food options that met their expectations. As a result, they took matters into their own hands and created a menu that showcases the most authentic Greek gyro you can find without having to purchase a plane ticket.

“We don’t consider ourselves Mediterranean. While other restaurants aim for an all-inclusive Mediterranean experience, we focus solely on what is truly, truly authentic Greek,” Kosmides explained, highlighting their commitment to genuine Greek cuisine.

When it comes to his personal favorite, Kosmides recommends the pork pita sandwich with eggplant spread, mustard, and French fries. This delightful combination has been a beloved choice since his teenage years.

Visit Apola Greek Grill in Irvine, California to savor the flavors of Greece brought to life by dedicated individuals who are passionate about delivering an authentic Greek dining experience.


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