Gyro Sandwiches – Some things you may not know about them.

The Gyro sandwich (pronounced “GAEE-ro” in English and “GHEE-ro” in Greek) hasn’t been around as long as one might suppose. In fact, its first verifiable appearance was in the early twentieth century, around the early 1920s. The gyro as many of us know it today first arrived in Greece during this time, along with hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). As the refugees began to settle in their newfound homeland, many became merchants and opened small shops; and along with the storefronts and street vendors came the gyro peddlers... more