Victor Waqar, the unique founding father of the eatery, determined to maneuver his household to Texas from New York and introduced the idea with him. He opened his first restaurant in Plano in 2016. He quickly realized he needed to increase, and his cousins Faisal Maqsood and Syed Zaidi have been able to make a profession change and partnered with Waqar.
“We determined we needed to enter enterprise with our household, so we give up our IT jobs and realized the ropes,” Maqsood mentioned. “[We learned] tips on how to run the enterprise, tips on how to make the whole lot; [we learned] the recipes and tips on how to prepare dinner. Thank God it’s going properly.”As co-owners, the trio have every taken a retailer to function. The Houston location opened in 2017 and is run by Waqar; Zaidi runs the Plano restaurant; and Maqsood operates the Frisco location, which opened in 2021.
Maqsood mentioned their menu options recipes Waqar created for the New York meals truck. He identified that New York-style gyros differ from others in that the meat is chopped, not sliced. Along with gyro sandwiches, in addition they serve the gyro meat in bowls—that are known as platters—and salads. Juice can also be served. These choices are frequent in New York.
“Gyro is a very talked-about New York avenue meals,” Maqsood mentioned. “Each different block has a gyro meals truck in New York, particularly in Manhattan, [the] Bronx and Queens.”
Prospects can select both lamb or rooster, or a mixture of each for his or her gyros.
“I’ve clients who’ve been to Greece, and so they say it tastes much like what they’d in Athens. I’ve by no means been there, however I’ll take their phrase for it,” Maqsood mentioned.
Maqsood mentioned co-owning this enterprise is good.
“No matter questions I’ve, [my relatives] are only a telephone name away,” he mentioned. “If I owned this on my own, it might simply be me, and I’d have nobody to ask. It’s good to have a accomplice with expertise.”
The Gyro Store
8549 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 111, Frisco
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. every day