A mobile hub for authentic Greek cuisine in Dayton is putting down some roots.
Greek Street Food Truck is set to open its first brick and mortar restaurant in the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville. Centerville native Chris Spirtos, founder and owner of Greek Street, said an official opening timeline has not been set, but he hopes to open early next year.
Fans of Greek Street can expect the same offerings at the new restaurant, though with the bigger space, the restaurant will add some variety to its menu. Spirtos said he particularly plans to expand on desserts — including baklava soft serve ice cream.
The new restaurant will have a casual dining feel. Similar to Five Guys restaurants, customers will order upon entering, then the food will be made-to-order and brought out to customers.
🎉🎉 Exciting news for our Greek Street followers!! We are pleased to inform you all that Greek Street will be opening its first brick and mortar spot in Centerville!! Stay tuned for more details!! 🎉🎉Posted by Greek Street Food Truck on Monday, November 8, 2021
“I don’t know if that’s how it’s going to be for future Greek Street, but our first one, that’s what we felt was best,” Spirtos said.
Spirtos started the business in 2016. After high school, he attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago but returned to the Dayton area to begin sharing his love of food with his hometown.
“My grandparents were straight from Greece,” he said. “They were always in the kitchen, and being in the kitchen was always a great memory… everyone would just gather in there and cook. I think that’s really what got me into cooking.”
Greek Street’s regular customers showed an outpouring of excitement and support when Spirtos made the announcement on the food truck’s Facebook page.
“Especially with everything going on, we’re getting out of a pandemic and, you know, it’s kind of scary opening up a restaurant during these times,” he said. “So, seeing the positive response from the customers felt great.”