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The Athenian Franchise

Greek fast casual brand offering souvlaki, gyros and plant based alternatives. We are looking for single and multi-unit operators.

Tim  Vasilakis The Athenian

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Founder and CEO

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At a Glance

Established: 2014

UK Presence: 3 restaurants in London, 1 in Bristol and 13 delivery kitchens nationwide.

Start Up Cost: AOR

Min personal contribution: £50,000

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

Development type: Looking for single and multi-unit operators




Franchise Info

The Athenian products

Award-winning gyros made the Athenian way

  • Average restaurant turnover: £1M/€1M per annum
  • Expected EBITDA: 20-30%
  • Fit-out costs: from £50K/€50K
  • International locations: Madrid, Spain and Dubai + Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • UK presence: 3 stores in London, 1 in Bristol and 13 delivery kitchens nationwide.

Since 2014, Athenian have grown from a humble market stall to a small network of Greek restaurants in the UK, Spain and 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 Partners

Our ideal franchise partners will be experienced restaurant operators likely with a multi-brand portfolio looking to expand and diversify. 

  • Current multi-brand restaurant / F&B portfolio
  • Experience in operating international brands
  • Has experience in site finding and new site openings
  • Strong knowledge of their local trading area
  • Is looking for a multi-unit investment
  • Desire to expand and diversify

Inside The Athenian restaurant

Tim  Vasilakis The Athenian

Interested in The Athenian?

Contact Tim Vasilakis

Founder and CEO


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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Exclusive Interview with Tim Vasilakis, Founder of The Athenian

whichfranchise speak to Tim Vasilakis, the Founder & CEO of the Greek fast casual brand The Athenian. Tim discusses his journey into franchising and the future expansion plans for The Athenian. The Athenian are looking for single and multi-unit operators.

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The Athenian refurb and new menu complete

As you may have noticed The Athenian has had a new look since the end of last year, we've recently updated our restaurants!

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Like Athens, but in the UAE

After the hugely successful launch of their first site outside of the UK earlier this year, in Madrid, Spain, The Athenian are back with another international launch! This time outside of the European market in the United Arab Emirates!

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