At a Glance

Greek QSR Restaurant


Average Restaurant Turnover:
£1M/€1M per annum

Expected EBITDA:

Fit-Out Costs:
from £50K/€50K

UK Presence:
4 Restaurants (3 in London and 1 in Bristol) and 13 Delivery Kitchens Nationwide

International Presence: Madrid, Spain and Dubai + Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Athenian Franchise UK

Award-winning gyros, made the Athenian way. Like Athens, but Here.

From its humble beginnings in 2014 as a humble market stall, The Athenian has grown to a small network of Greek quick-serve restaurants across several international locations including the UK, Spain and the UAE.

It’s always been about food, the Athenian way. Nothing but the best ingredients, freshly and lovingly made to order right there in front of you, for a big hit of taste and flavour. Souvlaki, gyros and plant based alternatives.

We source everything from our partners in Greece as well as locally, so we know where every single ingredient comes from. No cut corners, no compromises.

We have been “Highly Commended for Best Improved Visual Identity” at the Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Awards 2022 as well as Deliveroo Restaurant of the Year 2020. All thanks to our loyal customers and team of Athenians, led by Tim Vasilakis.

Environmental concerns are super important to us. All our food comes in plastic-free packaging, we turn our cooking oils into biodiesel and our kitchens are powered by renewable energy.

The Athenian has plans to hit 11 sites across Spain by 2023 including major Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and 8 sites in total in the UAE across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

We’re also scoping the German market, starting with Berlin, as well as further expansion in the UK.

Ideal Partner:

The Athenian are seeking :

Single Unit Franchisees

Multi-Unit Franchisees


Interested in The Athenian? Contact Johnny Sellyn

Johnny is the Founder of whichfranchise and one of the most well-known and connected people in franchising. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing The Athenian in the UK.


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