Our franchises Souvlaki Bar

Authentic greek food

OUR Story

When life gives you lemons, squeeze it on your souvlaki!

Authentic cuisine and lively Greek music, complemented by the Grecian passion for life: this is the essence of Souvlaki Bar. Greek Superstar Mihalis Hatzigiannis teamed up with Foodtastic to bring his passion for Greek cuisine to Montreal. Souvlaki Bar transforms the dining experience, reminiscent of a visit to the Greek Isles, by offering its customers traditional Greek food, in a fun, rich-ambiance environment, sure to leave customers with a lasting impression of what Greece has to offer.

We are fresh

Our Concept


Quality and freshness are at the heart of Souvlaki Bar. Greek cuisine has grown in popularity thanks to its health-conscious dishes, that never compromise flavour. There’s a profound sense of pride in offering delicious, authentic Greek cuisine in such a welcoming space, at an affordable price.

Our concept offers the very best Greek products, from our imported liquors to our speciality Greek desserts. The concept appeals to everyone, the perfect lunch meeting destination, whether for business or a quick bite with friends. It’s a great spot for a casual meal with the family,  or for date night! Souvlaki Bar invites customers to come experience a variety of Greek wines, and cocktails created by our mixologists. The lively music and friendly bar team make it a great spot to live the best of what Greece has to offer right in your city.


Souvlaki Bar Express is a QSR (quick service restaurant), based on our full service concept, striving to bring freshness and healthy options to a food court environment.

We value our customers’ time, offering rapid service in order to make the experience as convenient as possible. Our locations are the latest trend in local food courts, changing the fast dining experience, to something both healthy and delicious. Fresh does not have to be boring!

Authentic  Greek  Food

Souvlaki Bar is committed to and passionate about quality in both food and service. Every ingredient, from the selection of our meat, to the selection of table salt, is held to the highest standard of nutrition and taste. Quality and freshness are at the forefront of our brand; so much so that our tag line is, “We Are Fresh”.

A major component of Greek culture is family, and sharing passions with friends. Much of Greek cuisine is prepared to be shared, known as “Mezze”. Souvlaki Bar takes the “Mezze” traditions to heart; we prepare multiple dishes in small appetizer, like our variety of dips, calamari perfect for sharing. Our meat shovels always impress, loaded with all your Greek favorites, you won’t be leaving hungry. Our menu offers a variety of options, encouraging customers to return as friends, finding beloved Greek dishes like chicken and pork gyro and souvlaki, always meticulously marinated and cooked to perfection.

Quite simply, from our salads to our roasted Greek potatoes, Souvlaki Bar can proudly shout, “We Are Fresh”!

Quick Facts

Franchise fee

  • Full service restaurant: $25,000
  • QSR $15,000

Unencumbered cash required

  • Full service restaurant: $300,000 – $350,000
  • QSR: $100,000-125,000

Projected cost

  • Full service restaurant: $700,000- $750,000
  • QSR: $275,000-300,000
  • Royalty fee: 5% of gross sales
  • National Advertising Fund: 2% of gross sales
  • Local advertising 1% of gross sale


  • Locations across Canada
  • Trade area of minimum 75,000 population
  • Shopping centers, entertainment centers, free standing buildings, power centers, street locations
  • Urban and suburban locations as well as downtown corridor
  • 3,500-4,000 square feet or more patio
  • High Traffic counts and ample parking
  • New builds or retro-fit