Going Greek

While we were having our floors redone, cooking at home was not an option.  Yes, it was an inconvenience in a lot of ways, but there were advantages as well.  The most important advantage is that now we have brand new, beautiful hardwood floors.  The Kitchen is Closed Again – Part 5  Another fun advantage was that we got to go out and try some new restaurants as well, such as The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill.  Mediterranean food has always been one of my favorite types of food, both to eat and to cook.  It’s always so fresh and full of flavor, and is one of the healthiest diets around too.  You just can’t go wrong when you go Greek.


The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is a fast-casual restaurant, that is a growing trend in the restaurant industry today.  You order your food at the counter and then it is brought to you at your table once it is ready.


The restaurant was spotlessly clean with very helpful, friendly staff members and the food was fabulous.  I loved the very creative decorations too, especially all these hanging plants.



The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is a franchise and each restaurant is independently owned and operated.  The one in Westminster, Colorado opened its doors in Feb. 2020 and is owned by Jack Jones.  “We’re living proof that quality ingredients, authentic Mediterranean recipes, and friendly hospitality still matters in the restaurant industry,” said Jim Butler, Leader of United Franchise Group’s Food Division. “We’re excited to celebrate the brand’s first franchise location in Westminster and for what is to come with this brand.”  There are 36 locations in various stages of development around the country.  The Great Greek was started in 2016, in Henderson, Nevada by Nick Della Penna and Trent Jones, and has been rapidly growing ever since.

The menu at The Great Greek offers a wide variety of traditional favorites “such as savory skewers off the grill, refreshing salads or wraps, and mouth-watering appetizers, to palate-pleasing appetizers, tender gyros, and delicious desserts”.  Almost everything is made fresh daily in house too.  The baklava is made by Jack’s wife daily too.  And it is delicious, just as everything else was.

Larry ordered a gyro and fries.  We love gyros and eat them quite often.  This one was loaded with fresh gyro meat, tomatoes and tsaziki sauce.


I decided to order a full meal of chicken kebabs that came with rice and a salad.  Larry and I split the salad, so we both had some vegetables for the day.  It was very good and once again, I could not eat everything, so the rest of it came home with me for another great meal later.



Even though we were completely full, we still had to try some dessert.  Life is short, so you always have to make room for dessert.  Most of the dessert came home with us too though.  We had a dessert sampler platter that included some delicious rice pudding, baklava ice cream, baklava and some Greek cookies.  Once again, our taste buds were thoroughly delighted.


I love discovering new restaurants that offer great food almost as much as I enjoy cooking things myself.  You just never know what you gems are going to be uncovered.  All you have to do is be adventurous and enjoy the delicious journey ahead.

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is located at 14315 Orchard Parkway, Suite 400, in Westminster, Colorado.  You can contact them at http://www.thegreatgreek.com or by phone at (720) 608-4888.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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