Happy Anniversary – OPA! Turns 20

It’s our big 20th anniversary and we’ve decided to celebrate with a special giveaway contest we know you’ll enjoy! It’s been a pleasure serving you these last 20 years and we want to give a big THANK YOU to all of our customers that keep us inspired and motivated. Bringing friendly customer service and freshly prepared healthy and delicious menu options that work with your lifestyle is what the OPA brand was built on.

How did it all start?

Humble Beginnings

OPA! has defied expectations since co-founders Niko Tiginagas & Don Gebauer shelled out their first plate of calamari in Calgary’s Market Mall in 1998. In the 20 years and 95 stores that have opened since then, OPA! has stayed true to the hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet by using whole food ingredients, prepared simply at their height of freshness. That recipe for success isn’t about to change as OPA! marks its 20th anniversary this year. If anything, it’s something worth celebrating as much now as it was in 1998, when burger joints ruled the quick-serve food market. Fast Food choices weren’t all that healthy 20 years ago and we were well positioned at that time as one of the first in that area and that really propelled us.

OPA’s menu items were a huge hit with customers and OPA! attracted those who were in search for meals with lean meats and proteins and fresh vegetables. After the initial years of success, OPA! started to expand to other locations, both in storefronts and malls. Customers couldn’t get enough of our Mediterranean flavours and there were constantly lines of hungry customers with a craving for our tasty Greek recipes.

By 2003, OPA had expanded to a number of locations in Alberta and British Columbia. Development continued through the next decade and we introduced ourselves into Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. We are now serving our freshly prepared menu items in over 90 locations across Canada and what started as a dream, slowly became a reality thanks to hard work and perseverance from our hard working franchisees and the love from our customers!

We’re giving away a delicious prize that will make you shout OPA!

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are so excited to kick off the celebrations with a contest called “ 20 Reasons Why You Love OPA!”

Basically, all you have to do is go to www.opaturns20.ca and tell us why you love OPA! and you’ll be entered for a chance to win! Whether you’re a new customer or have been a regular at our restaurant for years, we wanna know what it is about OPA! that you love so much. Don’t worry, this isn’t a trick question – It can be as simple as how you’re able to grab a bite with friends or mentioning an item off of our menu you really enjoy! We take pride in knowing our customers are satisfied and have loved serving each and every one of you for the last twenty years.

What Can I Win?

To show our thanks for the ongoing support we’ve received over the last twenty years from customers nationwide, we’re giving away a catering package for 20 people in each of our major markets.*

OPA! is a Greek word used to express happiness, and evokes the joy and celebration of feasting with family and friends. We want you to have that amazing experience of eating and togetherness, so we thought what better prize than one that could be shared with a group of friends or your whole family?

Enter our contest today to win a chance to enjoy and share a meal with your loved ones on us! Contest runs until the end of June.


*Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto.





















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