THE GYRO: A Sandwich Gone Spiral

Think burgers and fries are the only kinds of fast food? Think again. A gyro (pronounced “YEE-row” by the Greeks and “JI-row” by others), can be a Greek fast-food treat or a quick, tasty, and filling meal.

While there is some debate about how the gyro came from Turkey. Both the doner kebab and the gyro involve meat that is cooked by rotating it on a spit. A vertical spit rotates the meat from left to right rather than top to bottom. This circular rotation is also where the gyro got its name. In Greek, means “to rotate.”

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