Greek cuisine café chain Greek from Greece (GFG) Bakery-Café is set to expand its footprint in the US with store openings.

The company has finalised a deal to open 31 new locations across the US, which includes 30 outlets situated in Long Island, New York. GFG Bakery-Café will open another store in Stamford, Connecticut.

These new stores will be based in converted Dairy Barn drive-thru convenience stores and will primarily offer on-to-go and grab-and-go foods. Some outlets will have a dine-in facility.

The expansion will increase the number of GFG Bakery-Café locations to 41. It is being executed in collaboration with Fransmart, a restaurant franchise development company.

Fransmart founder and CEO Dan Rowe said: “The company has invested tens of millions in their production and distribution facilities, making sure every GFG location has its entire supply line of proprietary, made-in-Greece menu items.

“It’s the ideal franchise, high volume, low start-up, few moving parts, easy for a franchisee to operate multi-units, and easy for store-level employees to get it right every day.”

GFG Bakery-Café now aims to open more than 100 units by the end of this year to further increase its footprint. Entering new markets, including international expansion, is also under consideration.

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The company opened its first store in 2017 and gradually expanded throughout Manhattan and New Jersey. In December last year, the Greek food ordering business opened a location in Tampa, Florida.