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Simple Greek Greets Rilling, Long Lines Of Diners At Norwalk Grand Opening

From left, George Pertesis, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and John Pertesis, at the grand opening and Ribbon cutting to The Simple Greek.
From left, George Pertesis, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and John Pertesis, at the grand opening and Ribbon cutting to The Simple Greek. Photo Credit: contributed
From left, Maria and George Pertesis, Norwalk Mayor Rilling, John Pertesis, Samuel Lundy, president of the Simple Greek and Christina Pertesis.



s to the right of my father john.
From left, Maria and George Pertesis, Norwalk Mayor Rilling, John Pertesis, Samuel Lundy, president of the Simple Greek and Christina Pertesis. s to the right of my father john. Photo Credit: contributed
The line was at the door to the grand opening of the Simple Greek in Norwalk on Friday.   The restaurant offered $1 gyros from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The line was at the door to the grand opening of the Simple Greek in Norwalk on Friday. The restaurant offered $1 gyros from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox
on the menu at the Simple Greek
on the menu at the Simple Greek Photo Credit: menu of the Simple Greek
A gyro at the Simple Greek in Norwalk
A gyro at the Simple Greek in Norwalk Photo Credit: menu of the Simple Greek
a dessert on the menu of the Simple Greek
a dessert on the menu of the Simple Greek Photo Credit: menu of the Simple Greek

NORWALK, Conn. — The line to the Simple Greek in Norwalk was out the door on Friday as the restaurant held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.

“Over 550 people showed up, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said George Pertesis, who owns the restaurant with his father, John. “We sold about 400 gyros.”

“Everyone is Greek in Norwalk," said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, who took part in the ribbon cutting.  "This is great. We are happy the Simple Greek and the Pertesis family chose Norwalk as their first location. They have made more jobs for a boost in the local economy.”

This is the seventh location of the Simple Greek but the first in Connecticut. The chain was founded in 2014 by Marcus Lemonis from CNBC-TV’s hit show “The Profit."

Related Story: The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk.

Open every day for lunch and dinner, the Simple Greek serves traditional Greek food, including bowls and pitas filled with gyro, lentils, chicken, pork and steak. Toppings include feta cheese, garbanzo beans, pitted Kalamata olives and pepperoncinis.

“We are 100 percent Greek. We bleed blue and white,” said George Pertesis, referring to the colors of the Greek flag. The 23-year-old graduate of Fairfield University lives in Trumbull with his family.

In addition to Mayor Rilling, Samuel Lundy, president of The Simple Greek, also took part in the ribbon cutting.

For more information on the Simple Greek, 440 Westport Ave., Norwalk, call 203-846-4976, or click here for the website and here for the Facebook page.

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