It all began on January 6, 2004. The First Restaurant of Taste of Mediterranean opened its doors in Canada. While a lot has changed since 2004, our commitment to bring you the Best in Mediterranean Food has not.
Sam Hussein, the President of our Canadian Company and CEO of our USA Company has lived in 3 different continents and looked at over 300 locations in 2003. Sam opened the first restaurant with only $30,000 including equipment. The response was overwhelming. From 2004 to 2006, Sam received 6 buyout offers and this convinced him that he was into something. In 2006, he decided to open a second Location and in 2007 he started looking into Franchise Opportunities and a new Franchise Company was formed.
From 2007 to 2009, Sam studied the whole Franchise System and how to improve it. The first couple of locations had strictly Greek Menu but he wanted something different to compete with other Greek Franchise Systems and started looking into other Mediterranean food. We started out with Quick Service restaurants, then Opened in several food Courts and then Kiosk Locations. In 2016, we started also looking into Food Trucks.
At the end of 2009, we were finally ready to move forward and started signing Franchisees for Ontario.
2012 was an amazing year for Taste of Mediterranean, as we were signing more Franchisees in other Provinces. During this year, we also decided to change our look and make it more Appealing and Modern.
In 2013, Taste of Mediterranean started opening Locations in USA, the first Location in USA was opened in New Hampshire
In 2014 and 2015, We opened more locations in both Canada and USA and we are keep on growing......
Taste of Mediterranean offers a Fast Food, casual dining experience with an open kitchen concept that allows guests to watch their meal roasting on our Gyro Spit and capture our blend of spices. All our meals are made right in front of your eyes.
In Canada and USA, our Menu consist of several Greek and Lebanese Dishes.
In 2016, we Created a Special Menu for Middle Eastern Countries for United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, which consist of Greek , Italian, Turkish and Several Mediterranean Dishes.