Jimmy the Greek (restaurant)

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Jimmy the Greek
Industry Restaurants
Founded Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1985)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Jim Antonopoulos[1]
Products Greek cuisine
Website www.jimmythegreekgroup.ca

Jimmy the Greek is a quick service restaurant franchise serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.[2] In 1963, Jim Antonopoulos from Nafplio, Greece, arrived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He started the Epikourion, Exquisite Greek Restaurant & Bar in First Canadian Place.[3] The success of the restaurant spun off the current franchise which has 45 locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, including more than 25 in the Greater Toronto Area.[4] There are also locations in Dubai, UAE.[5] Its outlets are almost exclusively located in the food courts of suburban shopping malls.

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  1. ^ Kane, Marion (August 30, 1989). "Sherway Gardens food court opens", Toronto Star, p. B8.
  2. ^ (March 14, 2005). "Jimmy the Greek concentrates on Ottawa, Greater Toronto; could consider west coast", Monday Report on Retailers 32 (11): 4–5.
  3. ^ Walpole, Mary (May 24, 1980). "Dining around town: Eureka! Epikourion", Toronto Star, p. D16.
  4. ^ Ogilvie, Megan (April 22, 2011). "The Dish: Greek salad and spinach pie have many calories and too much fat", Toronto Star, p. L4.
  5. ^ Landfried, Janet (December 19, 2009). "Dubai: malls, malls and more malls", Redlands Daily Facts.

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