Chicago-area businessman Marcus Lemonis plans to open a Greek restaurant in Highland Park.
The Simple Greek, a fast casual restaurant, is expected to open this spring at 478 Central Ave. Its signature sandwich is a gyro. Sandwiches and salads are prepared assembly line style in front of customers, similar to the systema used by Chipotle Mexican Grill and Subway.
Lemonis invested in the Pittsburgh-area company, formerly known as My Big Fat Greek Gyro, through his CNBC series “The Profit.”
“Coming from a Greek family, I am particularly excited to bring this dining experience to the wonderful community of Highland Park and give our customers reasonable prices and convenient access to great food,” Lemonis said in a news release.
We are excited to announce that we’re opening another location in Illinois! We’ll be joining the Highland Park community this spring.— The Simple Greek (@thesimplegreek) January 28, 2015
The Highland Park restaurant will be close to another of Lemonis’ businesses. He opened a Crumbs Bake Shop at 469 Central on Monday, Jan. 26.
Lemonis is chairman and CEO of Camping World, the Lincolnshire-based RV and outdoor retailer.