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A Budding Greek Restaurant Chain Is Bringing Gyros to New Orleans

The Simple Greek is setting up shop in the CBD

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The Simple Greek, a build-your-own bowl, salad, and gyro brand featured on CNBC’s reality TV show The Profit, is opening a location at 419 Carondelet Street in the CBD, its first in the New Orleans area.

It is one of the latest locations planned for the budding Greek restaurant chain, which most recently opened its first Louisiana shop near LSU in Baton Rouge. Established as a franchise in 2016, The Simple Greek has spent the last year expanding nationally, with 30 locations as of 2018 and spots upcoming in Los Angeles and Ankeny, Iowa, as well as second locations in the Houston and Atlanta areas.

The CBD cafe is moving into an 1,800 square foot space on the ground floor of newly renovated luxury apartments, 419 Carondelet, where there will be three retail spaces. A representative for the apartment building said that another space will be occupied by a yoga studio while a third is not yet rented.

Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis turns around struggling restaurants on his show The Profit, and the Simple Greek’s model came out of a flailing Greek spot in Pittsburgh. Lemonis describes the chain as healthy and wholesome Greek cuisine, primarily inspired by the family recipes of Lemonis himself.

Eater has reached out to The Simple Greek for more details on franchisee information and projected opening date and will update if we hear back.

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The Simple Greek - CBD

419 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 Visit Website