At Gyros Grill in Greenfield, Indiana – 25 miles east of Indianapolis – Dimitris Andriopoulos dishes out more than favorite Greek fare, even in a drive-thru – it’s a balm for soothing tired legs, hearts and minds.
“It’s not just feeding the people,” he told The Greenfield Recorder as Greek music played and diners kept coming even after the lunch-hour rush.
“It’s like a way of expressing feelings, when you feed them. They come – they might be tired, they might have a bad day – people are eating, they might get a good feeling,” he said.
Besides gyros and hot dogs, barbecue, burgers, wraps, hand-breaded chicken and fish meals, and more, he plans to add homemade Greek dishes, made the way he learned, making people comfortable.
“If you go to my village, the people will not know you there, but there will be so many houses [where] they open the door for you and they open even the refrigerator and say, ‘what do you want? Sit down, eat! Everybody will be like that. That’s how they are in my village. That’s how I grew up.”