OUR Story

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

Authentic cuisine and lively Greek music, complemented by a passion for life: this is the essence of Souvlaki Bar. Greek Superstar Mihalis Hatzigiannis teamed up with Foodtastic to bring his passion for his island’s cuisine to Montreal.

Souvlaki Bar transforms the dining experience reminiscent of a visit to the Greek Isles, by offering its customers traditional Mediterranean food in a fun, rich-ambiance environment that will leave customers with a lasting impression of what Greece has to offer.

We are fresh !

Our Concept

POPULAR GREEK CUISINE

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 deep sense of pride in offering delicious and authentic Greek cuisine in such a welcoming space at an affordable price.

Our concept offers the finest Greek products, from our imported liquors to our speciality desserts. The concept appeals to everyone: it’s the ideal destination for a business lunch, a quick meal with friends, a casual meal with family or a romantic evening!

Souvlaki Bar invites its customers to 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

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

We value our customers’ time by 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 our meat selection to our 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 Mediterranean cuisine is prepared to be shared, known as “Mezze”. Souvlaki Bar takes the “Mezze” traditions to heart by offering homemade spreads, dips and meat dishes 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 with friends or family, 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”!

Franchise conditions


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

WHAT WE LOOK FOR


  • 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

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