Daphne’s, which was founded as Daphne’s Greek Café in 1991 by George Katakalidis, has struggled to find its footing in recent years. Shaq owns 155 Five Guys franchises, nearly 10% of all the Five Guys in existence. Related: Daphne’s to be acquired by Elite Restaurant Group Elite Restaurant Group Daphne's Mediterranean, a Greek fast-casual chain, plans to open its first Houston restaurants later this month. An investment in a Five Guys franchise is estimated to cost the owner between $306,000 and $716,000. Daphne's vegetarian plate is pictured. Multi-unit operator Elite Restaurant Group has bought iconic pie and family dining chain Marie Callender’s for an undisclosed amount. The once close-to 80-unit chain filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010, and was acquired by an investment firm led by Bill Trefethen, who rebranded and changed the name to Daphne’s California Greek. News 5 was told the officers went to Five Guys to eat after court. The restaurant name refers to Daphne of Greek mythology whom the god Apollo desired. An exciting new restaurant is opening today in foodie hotspot Charlestown.. Earlier this week, Elite announced it had closed 11 underperforming locations of Daphne’s in Texas, though another 21 remain in operation in California. Following on from the success of its two popular venues in Pentewan … Nancy Luna 1 | Aug 06, 2019. Founded by Norman Brinker in Dallas, Texas, we’ve ventured far from home, but stayed true to our roots. Elite also owns the casual-dining Slater’s 50/50 chain, Patxi’s Pizza, and the fast-casual Mediterranean concept Daphne’s. Daphne's, Slater's 50/50 owner plans to convert stores to its Patxi’s Pizza concept . Brinker (NYSE: EAT) is one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies. A … Daphne’s currently operates restaurant locations throughout California and is owned by Elite Restaurant Group, a multi-concept operator with a focus on emerging restaurant chains. Named after the Greek symbol for excellence, Daphne’s Greek Café is a trendsetter in fast casual. Elite also owns the casual-dining Slater’s 50/50 chain, the fast-casual Mediterranean concept Daphne’s, as well as Patxi’s Pizza. Daphne’s is owned by Elite Restaurant Group, a multiconcept operator with a focus on emerging restaurant chains that also owns Slater’s 50/50 … Offering the best of both worlds, the converted locations will offer a menu of Daphne’s fan favorite Mediterranean dishes, alongside of build-your-own bowls, all of which will feature premium, wholesome, and authentic ingredients rooted in Greek cuisine. Noon Mediterranean locations nationwide will soon be Daphne’s Mediterranean, a leader in fresh and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Elite Restaurant Group, which recently purchased the 68-unit Gigi’s Cupcake chain out of bankruptcy, has bought another struggling restaurant brand. Restaurant employees refused to serve Daphne Police, according to a credible source. Daphne's was rated #11 in 2006 Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Fast Casual magazine.