The closure of Goody’s on Lonsdale Street was unceremonious last week, and a far cry from the pandemonium experienced when the franchise first opened its doors to the public in Melbourne in 2016.
The facility was emptied without much fanfare, however it hasn’t closed down permanently in Melbourne as it is relocating to another venue.
Greek Australian businessman Kostas Tagalakis is expected to make an announcement soon regarding the new location and there are hints that it will be at an inner city area which will allow for the franchise to flourish as it has in other countries.
Goody’s, owned by Greek food conglomerate Vivartia, operates 150 restaurants in Greece, Cyprus, and around the Balkans. In Greece, the chain possesses 1st place in the branded food market in terms of visits and consumption. The success of the franchise makes Greece one of the few countries where McDonald’s struggles to capture a respectable share of the market.
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In Australia, the opening of Goody’s at the ground floor of the Greek Cultural Centre on Lonsdale Street seemed promising at the time where it was hoped that the franchise would be the first of many.
Community sources told Neos Kosmos that a new establishment “with a Greek flavour” will soon appear at the ground floor of the Greek Cultural Centre that currently sits vacant.
Watch this space for more details.
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