Taziki's

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is expanding in more ways than one. The growing restaurant chain has leased space for a new Columbia location and is currently expanding its Brentwood restaurant.

“We have eyes on more locations in Tennessee,” said Dale Wasem, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. “We have plans to open an additional location in Tennessee later in 2018.”

The Taziki’s Brentwood location bought an adjoining space in the shopping complex where the restaurant is currently housed, which will enable it to expand its seating capacity from 96 to 144. The expansion should be completed in mid-September.

Taziki's Going in ColumbiaThe new space will be refreshed and the expansion will follow the updated design, which reflects a ‘Mediterranean-Coastal’ atmosphere. Community tables will establish a welcoming environment for conversation within the exposed stone and painted white shiplap adorned walls. The new direction for Taziki’s is centered around a deeper enduring sense of happiness or what the Greeks call ‘eudaimonia.’

Shades of bright white and deep ocean blue will be present throughout with hanging wicker lanterns. Natural lighting beams from more than a dozen windows and exposed wooden beams in the ceiling will give you the experience of dining outdoors. In the rear of the restaurant, a community board will list local non-profit events with information about how to participate, furthering the at-home, community feel.

After researching, Taziki’s found that half of their business was driven from takeout orders. The restaurant will have a larger space for customers to retrieve their food at the ‘To Go’ counter. The restaurant currently offers convenient ways to order ahead, both with a mobile app and online ordering options.

Taziki’s has found the most popular items with patrons include Taziki’s delicious Seafood Feasts including the Grilled Salmon, Grilled Tilapia and Grilled Shrimp.

“Taziki’s is appreciative of our customer base. Cool Springs has seen a 22% increase in sales in recent months and Brentwood is on average 10-15% up year to date,” said Wasem. “We believe great food brings people together, and we want our restaurant guests to feel like dinner guests in our home. We want our guests to enjoy extraordinary food that is as colorful as the Mediterranean.”

The Mediterranean diet often suggests eating the following items daily: olive oil, grains, fruits, and vegetables. The diet also suggests eating poultry, dairy, fish, and other types of seafood a few times weekly. New menus items in the coming months will include several new salad options focused on Taziki’s commitment to use simple, wholesome ingredients and make everything from scratch daily.

Taziki’s customers will continue to enjoy the menu teeming with original chef-driven recipes prepared daily from more than 100 fresh produce items as well as more than 60 herbs and spices flavoring the food.

“No freezers or fryers can be found in Taziki’s restaurants. If you are looking for a fresh-casual dining option, then nothing is healthier than Taziki’s,” said Wasem. “An array of vegetarian and gluten free options have also expanded on our menu.”

The restaurant’s website, tazikiscafe.com, provides descriptions of each entrée as well as nutritional information.

About Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is headquartered in Birmingham, AL and currently has 85 locations in 17 states. The recipes are all made fresh and inspired byMediterranean cuisine. The menu features freshly grilled meats, original sauces and healthy side dishes. Taziki’s is open for lunch and dinner, offers take-out as well as catering for events large and small. Visit Tazikiscafe.com for more information. Follow events and promotions on Twitter- @Tazikis, Instagram- @tazikis and on Facebook- Taziki’s Mediterranean Café- @tazikismedcafe.

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