YOU WON’T NEED YOUR WALLET AT SAM’S RESTAURANT
AT THIS soon- to- open new Townsville restaurant you can leave behind your wallet or purse.
You will able to pay for your meal at Greek restaurant Souvlaki GR in North Ward with crypto currency.
Restaurant owner Sam Karagiozis signed the lease for the restaurant at 48 Gregory St last week and has plans to open it before the end of the year.
“We have handover on November 1 and plan to open in six weeks. I want it open before Christmas,” Mr Karagiozis said.
“I feel like you might need this. Besides getting a good steak, I feel bad, there’s not many options in Townsville.”
Mr Karagiozis said Souvlaki GR first opened in Thornbury, Victoria, in 2016, and opened a second restaurant in 2017 in St Kilda. He also has plans on opening a third by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
Townsville, along with Toowoomba, were selected as part of the next stage of restaurant expansion into Queensland.
Mr Karagiozis said he believed regional cities in Queensland were viable investment options. “I think all major cities have enough ( Greek restaurants),” he said.
He said Townsville had just a few Greek restaurants. Mr Karagiozis said Souvlaki GR would offer a traditional menu of chicken, lamb and pork grilled over charcoal. “We sort of do things old school,” he said. While the menu might be traditional, the payment method isn’t exactly.
Mr Karagiozis is the founder of AUSCOIN Group, which operates Bitcoin ATMs across Australia, including one in Kirwan.
He said Bitcoin and AUSCOIN would be accepted as payment at the restaurant.
INNOVATIVE: Sam Karagiozis will soon open a new Greek restaurant, Souvlaki GR at North Ward, where customers will be able to pay with crypto currency.