Kaushik Roy lived in New York City for 22 years before moving to Plano. During his time in New York, he worked as a chef in fine-dining restaurants. In 2017, he felt inspired to pivot into the fast-casual dining scene. That led him to Texas.
“I came up with an idea of using Mediterranean street food with Indian influence. It’s different than your typical Greek food,” Roy said. “We make sure you get that full, bold Indian flavor, and we keep it fresh and healthy, too.”
He opened Chop House Gyro in 2017. The first location on Alpha Road next to Galleria Dallas has thrived. Even throughout the pandemic the restaurant has held on, still making a profit in 2020. In light of its success, he has expanded into three more locations, including Plano. The Plano location opened just last week.
Roy owns each location but has handpicked the operators for each location. He cares about maintaining a family-run, hospitable feel at each Chop House Gyro. “Mohammed Toulouse is operating the Plano location. I like to work with young families, give them the opportunity to work for themselves. With the family-run model, you get special care. Mohammed and his family have a lot of food experience,” Roy shared.
Chop House Gyro’s slogan is “born locally, inspired traditionally.” Roy seeks to honor traditional Greek food while adding his own local spin to it. Customers can choose from rice bowls, shawarma rolls, burgers, salad bowls and more. All meat used is organic and Halal. Each menu item is designed to be flavorful and easy to carry out. He is currently trying out non-meat gyros so that there are vegan options in the future. His priority is serving healthy options that taste delicious.
“I live in Allen now, but Plano is where I first lived in Texas. The place where you first land is where you have a connection. It feels like Plano is my hometown,” Roy said in light of his recent restaurant opening here.Chop House Gyro >
2929 Custer Road Suite 312
Plano, TX 75075