First and most of all, it’s pronounced”yee-ro.”
The spiced meat is often a combination of lamb, beef, pork and poultry. It is most commonly topped with tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce, which is a combination of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and onion.
The gyro is a Greek food, but is served all around the world. In Greece, gyro meat is most popularly pork or beef and the sandwich is served with french fries. The U.S. edition of the sandwich is often over-stuffed, making it tough to eat without being a bit cluttered.
The gyro sandwich is also popular in France and Australia. Many countries call gyros by another name.
Even though the origins of the Greek specialty aren’t known, the”father of the Gyros” is considered to be George Apostolou or”Papa George” who was the first person to successfully market and promote the food. He brought the sandwich to the USA in 1965, to a restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly other restaurants became interested in serving the sandwich and finally George sold his restaurant to begin Central Gyros Wholesale, a manufacturing company that offered its gyro sandwiches to food-serving establishments throughout the country.
After a regional delicacy, the gyro sandwich is quickly popping up everywhere as new restaurants grab on to the trend. Now you can visit almost any diner, honest, Bat Poop, café, restaurant, etc., and discover gyros on their menu. Just remember to pronounce it properly when you order.