Everything You Need to Know About Gyros (Including How to Pronounce It)


Greeks do it up right! Prime example – the famous Greek sandwich or dish – the Gyro. The Gyro is made from meat cooked on a vertical or upright rotisserie grill. But there’s so much more to learn about this fan favorite, which is why Doghouse Pizza is sharing with you – Everything You Need to Know About Gyros (Including How to Pronounce It).

What is a Gyro?

Ok – it’s time to drop some knowledge. As we mentioned, the Gyro’s roots for this extraordinary sandwich are in Greece. Gyros are made with thinly sliced pieces of pork, lamb, chicken, beef, or a combo of beef and lamb.  Gyro ingredients usually include sweet, juicy tomatoes; onions; and yogurt sauce, aka – tzatziki (tza·tzi·ki), which is made with Greek yogurt, garlic, and cucumbers. Did we mention the ingredients must be FRESH? That’s exactly how we roll, here up in Doghouse Pizza.  And let us not forget the PITA bread

You Say Tomato…

“You say tomato, I say tomoto. If you eat a gyro today, you’ll want another, to-MOH-row.” ‘Like that? We just came up with it. Cool, right? ‘You think we should contact an agent? Yeah- right. Bottom line – we hear lots of different pronunciations for Gyro- depending on one’s geographical origin. Here are some of the most common pronunciations:

  • ‘YEE-roh
  • Guy-ro
  • Yur-ro
  • Jeer-ro
  • He-ro
  • Yir-o
  • Jai-rohs
  • Gee-rohs
  • Jee-rohs

Now – what’s the correct way to pronounce Gyro? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, here are the two most common pronunciations for Gyro:  yē-ˌrō, and ˈzhir-ō. Yay!

Best Gyro Sandwich – Evah!

When you come to Doghouse Pizza, don’t worry about trying to perfect how you say it. We’ll get it. Trust us. And by the way, we make the best Gyro sandwich in Melbourne and surrounding areas- bar none! Here’s what’s on our menu:

* Gyro: Tzatziki, tomatoes, onions and warm pita… Yea buddy. You know you want one. And when searching for the best Gyro restaurant near me, you’ll find Doghouse Pizza.

We Got What You’re Craving!

You should plan to stop by and see us and check us out.  We’re the best pizza and sandwich joint in Melbourne.  Our eclectic menu has something for all appetites: Pizza, Fat Boys, Sandwiches galore, salads, and of course tantalizing appetites! ‘You’re craving it, we will provide! And it’s all good – seriously!

We Deliver Delicious to Your Door

We know it’s not always possible for you to come to us. No worries – we’ll bring the goods to you.  If you live within a mile of us, you can call us directly at 321-610-3050. But if you’re more than a mile away, oh there will still be food.  We offer delivery service through bite squad.

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