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We are meeting with Yianni Kosmides, founder of Apola Greek Grill. Apola is the most Authentic Greek Gyro you can get without buying a plane ticket! Fresh ingredients, gluten free, vegan, halal and veg friendly. Yianni Kosmides and his family business, Apola, a Greek restaurant franchise that brings the best of Greek street food culture, to USA. Yianni's business adventure has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Fast Casual, NBC and other publications!
Every business has a story.
The Kosmides Family has been in the restaurant business since 1977 when Dimitri (the father) got his first job working as a fry cook and then purchasing his first Italian restaurant. Having grown up in a farming village in Greece, Dimitri knew the value of hard work, and quickly saw the value in owning your own business in the United States. Find out what happened next by listening to the interview with Yianni Kosmides.
In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.