Papageorge is the longest lasting Papa’s Family restaurant club business.
It started in 1981 and claims the title of the first true American fast food restaurant in the city of Athens. A true pioneer, Papageorge’s introduced the Athenians into the likes of the burgers culture and never stopped to surprise them; whether it is the food, the decoration, or the music, Papageorge is the place that inspired many generations and led the Papa’s family to their Cariocas future, and beyond.
In 1988 the place moved only a couple of yards away from where it was first located, to the same location that still operates, until today.
Papageorge’s was always a real time pilot for the Papa’s businesses. Never afraid to experiment, the Papageorge has changed so many styles of business but never lost its authenticity and the true Papa’s spirit ever since.
From a French/NY style retro cafe in the 80s, to a multi level night club in the 90s, or even a traditional pub in the early 00’s, today Papageorge is recognised as one of the top all day sports bar clubs, while offering some of the best Tex Mex recipes you can find in town. It’s worth to mention Papageorge was the first cafe’ in Athens with a DJ booth equipped with Mk2s behind its bar.
The team that worked in Papageorge in the late 90s were the same people that painted their faces with the Cariocas letters, a series of photos to become the first Cariocas door sign ever. The same people operated the Cariocas club during its first years, a tradition that still goes on, as all people working at Papageorge’s pass by the Cariocas to work and have fun every summertime.
Unfortunately Papageorge caught a fire back in 19…. that destroyed almost the whole of valuable historical documents (photos, videos and a rare vinyl collection from its early decades). With a true passion for life, Papageorge rejuvenated from its ashes within 3 months and still operates until today, serving also as the Headquarter’s for Cariocas and Odyssia projects. It is that unique vibe that can be found in Papageorge that still inspires the family focusing to their next step of business expansion.