In 1998, Niko Tiginagas opened the first OPA! in Market Mall, Calgary with a passion of providing flavorful food and legendary customer service. Within the first year in business, OPA! became the number one operator with in the food court and since its inception, OPA! has grown to become Canada’s largest and fastest growing Greek food franchise.
OPA! is the market leader in the high growth Mediterranean food category and has become famous for its delicious tasting and healthy Greek food. The OPA! menu features savoury souvlaki; fresh salads; warm and seasoned pita; roasted potato; steamed rice; fried calamari & fries is extremely popular with healthy eating consumers.
The OPA! franchise concept is available in 2 formats including a 400-500 square foot quick service food court unit, or a 1,200-1,400 square foot fast-casual restaurant. The investment level is approximately $300,000 for a food court and approximately $350,000-$375,000 for a storefront restaurant. To qualify for bank financing, you will need a minimum of $125,000 available cash for a food court unit and $150,000 available cash for a storefront restaurant.
The word OPA! is used in Greek culture to express a feeling of joy, high spirits and happiness. Owning an OPA! Souvlaki franchise can make you feel the same way.