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Opening of new drive-thru Greek restaurant in Meridian delayed

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Go for the Deluxe Original at The Gyro Shack. Why not? The Gyro Shack

The Gyro Shack, a Boise-based restaurant chain, had planned to open Tuesday at 1050 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian.

That opening has been delayed because of a pending occupancy permit. Owners hope to open it Wednesday instead.

The restaurant, which has two drive-thru windows and a patio, is the second new Treasure Valley location in six months. A Gyro Shack opened at 777 W. Main St. in Boise in November.

The Gyro Shack’s slogan is “Real Greek, real fast.” Gyros are made-to-order and come in varieties such as the Veggie, BLT and Spicy Bacon Avocado. Other options on the menu include Greek salad and hummus and pita.

After beginning as a food truck and three drive-thrus in former coffee kiosks, The Gyro Shack business model has expanded steadily. The Meridian restaurant is corporate-owned, but franchise Gyro Shacks are slated for North Idaho and Washington later in 2017.

Hours for the Meridian location will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Online: thegyroshack.com.