In the U.S., a popular form of international food is Mediterranean. This allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to open a unique restaurant that appreciates the beautiful culture of Greece. An example of a Mediterranean restaurant franchise is Acropolis Greek Taverna, which combines authentic Greek culture and tradition to create a one-of-a-kind dining expeirence. The Mediterranean restaurant brand was founded by Sam Waez in 2001 and began offering franchise locations in 2015. Since that time, Acropolis has expanded to several locations across the U.S. Customers and franchise owners alike appreciate the brand's healthy and freshly prepared dishes. In addition to great food, franchisees can offer a full bar service, including an array of Greek wine selections. Other traditionally Greek aspects of the restaurant include napkin throwing, belly dancing, and plate breaking. The average location ranges between 4,000 to 4,500 square feet and includes a bar, terrace, and entertainment areas. The franchise's menu is full of appetizers, soups and salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more. There are also Greek specialties, including gyro, seafood, Pastitsio, Pasta Santorini, and more.
Serious candidates have prior business expeirence and a passion for customer service, While Acropolis doesn't directly offer financing options, candidates may be referred to third-party provides on a case-by-case basis. The total initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $896,500 to $1,115,800 per location. This includes a $40,000 initial franchise fee for a single unit agreement. For multi-unit agreements, investments and fees vary. In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect an initial training program that lasts up for up to three weeks at the brand's flagship store.