Little Greek Fresh Grill 

Little Greek Fresh Grill. (Photo by Kathy Tran)

While it might be a franchise, Little Greek Fresh Grill on North Central Expressway feels very mom-and-pop. That’s largely because its proprietors, Jan and Barry Rosen, have staffed the restaurant with family members. Their son Ryan and nephew Greg take turns manning the cash register. Francisco Sierra, who began working for the Rosens years ago when they owned a few smoothie shops, has brought his wife, mother, brother, nephew, sister and a couple of cousins on board.

“They really care for [Little Greek] as if it were their own,” Jan says of the Sierra family, who work at the Preston Hollow location and the Rosens’ other spot in Richardson. “[Francisco] and his brother have become partners of ours. We couldn’t do it without them.”

Everything on the menu is made fresh onsite. For your main course, try the gyro pita, grilled tilapia, steak skewer platter or Greek salad. Dessert options include baklava, rice pudding, chocolate mousse and cannoli. The restaurant is BYOB and doesn’t charge a corking free, so feel bring to bring your favorite bottle to sip. Opa!

Little Greek 

9665 N. Central Expressway, suite 140


Ambiance: Fast casual

Price Range: $6 – $17 for entrees

Hours: Sun-Sat, 11a.m. – 9p.m.

(Did you know🙂 Jan Rosen’s dad was a restaurateur. In the 1950s he opened a downtown Dallas barbeque joint called Mike’s. For better or for worse, she says, Jack Ruby ate there.