Nick the Greek to Expand into Tennessee with Multi-Unit Development Deal

Nick the Greek, a rapidly growing chain renowned for its authentic Greek street food, is set to make its mark in Tennessee with an ambitious multi-unit development deal. The agreement, spearheaded by industry veteran Jordan Nari of Nashville Mediterranean, LLC, will introduce five Nick the Greek locations across the greater Nashville area over the next five years. This move marks the brand’s entry into its eighth state and reflects its ongoing expansion strategy.

Founded in 2014 by cousins Big Nick, Little Nick, and Baby Nick Tsigaris, Nick the Greek has quickly become a favorite for those seeking healthy and flavorful Greek cuisine in a fast-casual setting. Drawing from generations of family tradition and inspired by countless visits to Greece, the menu boasts a tempting array of gyro meats, souvlaki skewers, zesty sauces, fresh vegetables, and classic Greek desserts like baklava and loukoumades.

With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Jordan Nari expressed his confidence in the brand’s potential for success in Nashville and beyond. He and his wife were drawn to Nick the Greek’s vibrant branding and authentic flavors, making the franchise agreement a natural fit for their entrepreneurial aspirations.

The expansion announcement comes amidst Nick the Greek’s aggressive growth strategy, with plans to open 25 new restaurants nationwide this year alone. As the brand approaches its 100th location, it continues to carve out a niche in the competitive fast-casual market, driven by its commitment to quality and authenticity.

According to Nick “Baby Nick” Tsigaris, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Nick the Greek, the partnership with experienced franchise professionals like Jordan Nari signals a new growth phase for the brand. With Tennessee as the latest addition to its footprint, Nick the Greek aims to cement its popularity further and expand its loyal fan base in the Volunteer State.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2024, Nick the Greek has experienced exponential growth in recent years, doubling its store count and expanding into seven states across the Western U.S. By strategically locating its restaurants in high-traffic downtown areas, the brand has captured the attention of diverse audiences and cultivated a strong following.

As Nick the Greek continues to seek franchise partners interested in joining its expansion journey, it remains committed to delivering the authentic flavors and vibrant experiences that have made it a favorite among Greek food enthusiasts nationwide.

For more information about Nick the Greek and its upcoming developments, visit or follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram.

In summary, Nick the Greek’s expansion into Tennessee represents a significant milestone in its growth trajectory, driven by a commitment to quality, authenticity, and strategic partnerships within the franchise industry. With plans for continued expansion and a dedicated fan base, the brand is poised for further success in the fast-casual market.

NFM Staff
Author: NFM Staff

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