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Olga Lozon, the founder of Olga Cuisine, has died at the age of 92
Olga Loizon talks about the opening of Olga's original kitchen in this video from 2017. The Detroit Free Press
Olga Loyazon, who opened a small Greek sandwich shop in 1970, became a popular chain of restaurants. The Olga Cuisine, known for generations of metrotroiters, died at the age of 92. announced on Monday afternoon.
Famous for its unique sandwiches with cake, spinach and curly potatoes, Olga's Kitchen had more than 50 seating restaurants on its top in the 80s – many in shopping malls – with New York franchise locations, Clearwater, Florida and Austin, Texas.
Detroit-based Loizon started a business in Birmingham and, after selling his stake in the mid-1970s, continued to play a role in the developing venture and regular appearances in Olga Cuisine restaurants and her (19659006) Olga Loyazone, once in Greece, lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She and her son Bill opened a booth on the mainstream market in Birmingham, Michigan, and later set up the chain “Olga’s Kitchen,” which features Greek fare.” data-id=””/>
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Over time, Olga's kitchen has achieved a level of affinity comparable to other favorite Detroit brands such as Vernors, Faygo, Sanders and Better Made. outside the state. The company was abridged in the 1990s and refocused on its domestic market in Michigan. He faced new struggles in the 2000s, as his former shopping malls lost pedestrian traffic on the backdrop of changes in trade.
Olga's kitchen was bought by Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at the end of 2015 from TEAM Schostak's family restaurants and restored its financial base. Today in Michigan there are 26 seats, all except one.
"She really was a pioneer of her age," says Loredana Janino, Olga's kitchen manager and TEAM Schostak. "She has experienced so many obstacles and has done the things that completely shook the trend of what a woman should do at this time."
Leo's inspiration came during the 60's journey to Greek parents, where she enjoyed the Greek suvlaki sandwiches, which paid $ 300 for vertical broilers she had transported to Michigan.
She then spent several years experimenting at her home in Birmingham with recipes for what became Olga's bread. In Olga's Cuisine in Canton, the new President Jonathan Fox and the founder of the restaurant, Olga Lausen, are preparing and testing the new chicken shurma. Loizon opened his first Olga in 1970 in Birmingham. Photo May, 5 December, 2013. "width =" 180 "data-mycapture-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/15/PDTF/10655242-a9c9-45a4- aca1-1c190871a8ed-OLGA_120913_rhb2.jpg "data-mycapture-sm-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/15/PDTF/10655242-a9c9-45a4-aca1-1c190871a8ed-OLGA_120913_rhb2 In the Ontario's Canton's Cuisine, the new president, Jonathan Fox and the founder of the restaurant, Olga Losson, are preparing and testing the new chicken shurmah.Loizon opens his first Olga in 1962. Photographed Thursday, December 5, 2013 (Photo: Regina H. Boone, Detroit Free Press)
In his home in Birmingham, Loizon creates Olga's original sandwich spiced lamb and beef, stewed with a sharp "Olgasauce", covered with tomato and sweet onion
She opened his first sandwich shop, originally called souvlaki Olga, in a small space from 11 to 10 feet inside the then-continental market in Birmingham.
"The place was so small that we could not even make the bread there," said Loisen in 1984. "I had to do it home and get it in. I can tell it now, but then it was a little secret. 19659004] In an interview with Detroit from Crane, Bowen remembered how she was the first woman to receive a business loan from her local bank, Detroit Bank and Trust, which she had used to open this shop, the unique Loizon sandwiches and the shop of Olga developed a cult follow-up by attracting customer lines 044] WCZY Designer Dick Purtan puts on a photo with Olga L Jason, founder of the kitchen chain of Olga in 1987. "width =" 540 "data-mycapture-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/15/PDTF/429f9855- 15a8-4c06-9b3e-633cc66b45d2-dfpy20687.jpg "data-mycapture-sm-src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/15/PDTF/429f9855-15a8-4c06-9b3e Dick Purtan poses for a photo with Olga Loyzon, founder of the kitchen of the Olga chain in 1987 (19659043] (19659043] Buy Now : Detroit Free Press)
In 1975, Loizon sold the concept of Olga to a group of private investors. The business re-qualifies as Olga's Kitchen and is expanding across the state to Fairlane, Lakeside Mall, and later to Ann Arbor and Lansing.
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Loizon kept his presence in his restaurants by approving the menu and visiting various cuisines in Olga several times a week. She has been making regular appearances since last year.
"She will come in and greet everyone and ask," How was your feeding? How do you like my bread Olga? "She remembers Giannino," She wanted to make sure everyone enjoyed everything. "
Investor owners set a national vision for Olga and tried to expand far beyond Michigan." Two-story Olga's kitchen opens in Manhattan in 1986 with visions of another 40 Olga in the New York area at that time, but the brand never resonated on the outside markets to the extent it had in Michigan
In 2015, after a few years, owner Robert Solomon from Palm Springs, California, Olga's kitchen announced bankruptcy
was later purchased by the TEAM-based Schostak Family Restaurants, which returned the profitability chain by closing down places for losing malls, opening new places and returning classic Olga's popular recipes
Born in Detroit  Olga Patrick in Detroit and raised in Hazel Park in 1947. She married John Lease who survived her
It was preceded by the deaths of her parents and two siblings, Alexandra Zois and Costa Patrick . Loizon and two grandchildren
TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants Launches the Olga Loyazon Memorial Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to ambitious entrepreneurs in Michigan.
the family asks for Olga Lozon Memorial Foundation donations and sent to TEAM family headquarters Schostak at 17800 Laurel Park Drive North, Ste. 200C, Livonia, MI 48152.
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