It has been a quarter of a century since Twins Gyros began its reign on the Northwest side. It was originally started by two Chicagoland iconic Gyros operators… hence, the name “Twins”. Two other owners took over for the next several years until Demitrios Mougolias, better known as Jimmy, and his wife Lisa Mougolias grabbed the reins in 2008. The husband and wife team rehabbed the restaurant, fine tuned the menu, and together with holdover employee, Cecilio from the mid-nighties and Jessie, another loyal employee, helped perfect this neighborhood gem. Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Sausages, and other premium quality products have been a part of their successful food formula from the beginning, which also features Twins famous Gyros, Greek salads and juicy Chicken.
In addition to their commitment to customers, quality, and cleanliness, Jimmy and Lisa continue to be very active in their community, sponsoring Little League and park baseball teams, charities through Ridgewood High School, area schools and churches, as well as community special events. Their daughters, Stephanie and Christina, are also “all in” finding time to work at Twins Gyros while being active in high school sports and activities.
The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize loyal vendors that have become landmarks in their neighborhood through outstanding customer service, community leadership, operational longevity, philanthropic efforts, and devotion to quality operations. To date, only 139 vendors nationwide have been inducted to The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame. For more information visit, https://www.ViennaBeef.com/Hall-of-Fame/.