The Gyro Shack opens in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Idaho’s Hercules of Greek cuisine, The Gyro Shack, has announced its first Pierce County location, in Lakewood, opening to the public on October 12th. The grand opening is scheduled for November 1st at 5:30pm, with a Blue Ribbon cutting ceremony. Dignitaries from the City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will be joining The Gyro Shack for the celebration, and the Gyro Shack will be giving away free Original Gyro’s to all from 5-7 pm, no invite or coupon needed.

Located at 10519 Bridgeport Way Southwest, The Gyro Shack features made-to-order gyros with meat carved Off the Spit® and fresh ingredients piled high, and will be open daily from 10 am – 9 pm. Todd and Kelly Mulvahill, the locally based entrepreneurial couple that owns and operates The Gyro Shack, plan to open 13 additional locations in the area.

“We opened our very first restaurant, Papa Murphy’s, in Lakewood back in 1995, so it’s only fitting that [we] begin our journey with The Gyro Shack in the same incredible community,” said Todd, who together with Kelly has more than 22 years of experience in the restaurant industry. “We have called Pierce County home for the last 22 years, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch this gyro option for our friends and family.”

The Mulvahills enjoy giving back to Pierce County, and the three-night VIP opening events in October were a testament to that commitment to the community. The first night was a night to thank their Papa Murphy’s employees, the second night acknowledged employees from the city of Lakewood and the local YMCA and the third night recognized the local military heroes at Joint Base Lewis/McChord.

Founded by the Zaharioudakis family in Boise, The Gyro Shack has long been known as a fast, affordable option for delicious Greek food. With recipes based on those lovingly crafted by its founder, the brand continues to corner the market on expedient and uncommonly inventive gyro options that redefine quick-service Mediterranean cuisine. Devoted fans can join a loyalty program that allows customers to earn points per dollar spent, receiving $5 toward their next purchase just for signing up and another $5 reward for every 50 points earned.

“Todd and I have never tasted a gyro so fresh, one bite and we were hooked,” said Kelly. “We know The Gyro Shack will become a staple in the area and are looking forward to opening more locations down the line.”

Image courtesy The Gyro Shack

Image courtesy  The Gyro Shack

 

Gyro offerings at the Lakewood location range from the traditional to the extraordinary, such as the BLT and the Spicy Bacon Avocado. Vegetarian lovers of Mediterranean fare will also find plenty to tempt their palates, including a veggie gyro, Greek salad, and hummus and pita. The tzatziki and spicy green sauces are a delicious way to top off any order to perfection. And what meal could be complete without dessert: The Gyro Shack also offers deliciously flaky baklava.

Image courtesy The Gyro Shack

Image courtesy  The Gyro Shack

For more information on The Gyro Shack in Lakewood and its menu, visit www.thegyroshack.com or contact the Mulvahills directly at 253-212-2057.

About The Gyro Shack: Founded by Gus Zaharioudakis, The Gyro Shack began as a food truck and three restaurants in former coffee drive-through kiosks. Today, the brand brings its authentic and unique take on the classic Greek favorites to drive-through customers throughout Boise, with three locations revolutionizing the way customers think about fast Mediterranean cuisine. Using only fresh ingredients, made to order as customers drive up, the brand remains focused on valuing customers’ time and money. It’s “Real Greek, Real Fast!”® To learn more about The Gyro Shack opportunities, visit www.gyroshackfranchise.com.

- The Gyro Shack