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Ballias’ Original Greek (The OG) Real McCoyopoulos

February 8, 2020

Restaurateur Nick Ballias thought he had a good idea with his The Original Greek (The OG) offering fresh, fast, high-quality Greek food in Somers Point, N.J. He did. The spot in a town on the Atlantic Ocean has drawn sparkling reviews.

“I really just looked at how customers were ordering and listened to what they were telling us and decided to simplify it and make it more of a fast-casual restaurant,” Ballias told The Atlantic City Weekly.

“There are a lot of people coming and going who are looking for great takeout food. So we designed the menu so it’s a little smaller and so we can focus and execute the items really well and quickly without sacrificing quality.”
The paper said The OG succeeds every way, with a scaled-down menu offering traditional fast Greek fare like top-selling gyros, the Greek answer to burgers but tastier, not to mention salads.

“While The OG always rooted itself in Ballias’ Greek heritage with American influences, the new Original Greek can be considered modern Greek American street food at its finest,” and you won’t find another place like it in South Jersey.

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