Beginning with the Spanish market after which increasing into the UAE, Athenian will open two new websites in Madrid by the top of 2021, adopted by 4 websites in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Then, subsequent 12 months, 4 extra properties will open within the UAE and one other in Barcelona.
The menus within the new areas will stay the identical, whereas the websites within the UAE can be fully halal, however utilizing fundamental Greek substances.
Dishes will embody “signature” Athenian souvlaki and gyros made with hen, lamb, beef or halloumi and served both in handmade pita bread or in a field with sauces similar to tzatziki or “particular Athenian sauce”.
It’s deliberate that it’s going to even be on the house area of the model. Enlargement within the UK is deliberate to double the group subsequent 12 months.
Earlier this 12 months, BigHospitality revealed that Athenian co-founder Neo Christodoulou left the enterprise to launch rival Greek model Smashing Plates.; a transfer that resulted within the Athenian’s property being reduce in half.
Since then, Tim Vasilakis, who launched The Athenian with Christodoulou in 2014, has been working to rebuild the group’s portfolio.
By December, The Athenian may have 18 websites, together with a number of everlasting eating places in London and supply cuisines throughout the UK.
Vasilakis at the moment plans to develop the group’s inner actual property to 26 plots by the top of 2022, and a sequence of recent conventional eating places can be launched subsequent 12 months.