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Saloniki is our tribute to the humble Greek sandwich shop. We’ve sought to bring the flavor and quality of the Greek kitchen to the US. Saloniki is built on the concept of “filoxenia”—legendary Greek hospitality. We hope that Saloniki will create wonderful experiences and lasting memories for our guests. 

Greek, Reimagined.

Meet the team

We're the founders of Saloniki Greek. We love hospitality, and we appreicate the chance to share our story with you. We started Saloniki so that everyone could taste the flavors of Greece in a fun, energetic atmosphere. We wanted to source the best possible ingredients and, staying soley in the greek flavor profile, cook the best possible food we could. For us, this has been a journey of discovery, friendship and flavor. We hope you enjoy. 

Jonathan Mendez
COO & Co-Founder

Jonathan Mendez is a hospitality and operations expert and co-founder at Saloniki. He has built his career since his teenage years as a front-of-house industry professional. Jonathan started on the path to becoming a lawyer before realizing his true passion lies in hospitality.

Eric Papachristos
CEO & Co-Founder

Eric Papachristos is a co-founder of Saloniki and a self-made restaurateur who has worked in the restaurant industry from a young age. Born in Boston, Papachristos spent the first nine years of his life in Thessaloniki, Greece—a formative experience that fostered his affinity for Greek cuisine and his desire to bring people together over a good meal

Jody Adams
Chef & Co-Founder

Chef Jody Adams is one of Boston’s brightest culinary lights, with a national reputation for her acclaimed restaurants Rialto and TRADE. In the 20 years since she opened Rialto, there is hardly a significant award that she hasn't won, including the James Beard Award, Food & Wine’s New Chef award, a AAA Four Diamond rating for Rialto...