Daphne’s (formerly known as Daphne’s California Greek) is now Under New Management with New Menu, New Look and Retail Line.
Los Angeles-based Elite Restaurant Group has taken over operations of all 23 Daphne’s locations. The group, headed by Michael Nakhleh, has reworked the Mediterranean concept for new growth. Elite also acquired Slater’s 50/50 in 2016 and has launched a franchising program for that brand and is has resulted in exponential growth.
All 23 Daphne’s restaurants have been remodeled with a new, more contemporary design that make them more current.
Daphne’s locations have launched a new menu, created with the help of menu consultants Think Culinary, including:
- Whole slow-roasted chicken, marinated with lemon zest, rosemary and garlic, along with roasted vegetables, garlic-herbed red potatoes, tzatziki, pita and Greek salad, which can serve four to six.
- Also, an organic spring mix salad with grilled chicken, strawberries, walnuts, feta and honey vinaigrette with pita.
Daphne’s has recently opened four new California locations in: Oceanside, Mission Valley, Escondido, Conoga Park. The company has plans to franchise the fast-casual Daphne’s, as well as add roughly 10 new corporate locations annually.
The average check will be about $14 per person.
The company has also launched Daphne’s-branded retail line in Costco stores, including a gyro kit and two salad kits.