U.S. Olympic Committee Makes Philly Gyro Place Change Its Name

The United States Olympic Committee finally got around to serving a cease and desist letter to Reading Terminal Market’s Olympic Gyro over the shop’s use of the word, “Olympic.” Athens Voulgaridis’s family has owned the shop since ’84 and said he wouldn’t fight the government on his use of the word, but he’s not happy to see it go. He estimates that changing the name to “Olympia Gyro” will cost him about $6,000 because he’s got to get a new sign and new uniforms for employees. The ordeal may be a nuisance and costly measure for Voulgaridis, but least the United States Olympic Committee will be able to rest easy knowing that no small shop in Philadelphia is sullying its name with delicious, affordable lunches. [Daily News]