In 1965, less than 20 years after immigrating from Greece to America, John Haretakis founded Spires Restaurants. Ever since then, Spires Restaurants has been part of the history of Southern California. His vision was simple: make good food easy to find. John built the first Spires on the corner of Euclid and Ball in Anaheim. The iconic shape of his buildings satisfied part of the recipe, the restaurants are easy to find! Besides the unique design and great locations, the buildings’s “Spire” shape inspired the name itself.
Over the next 30 years after the company’s founding, John built over 30 locations, bringing great food, low prices and superb service to all corners of Southern California and even parts of Texas. 53 years later, we honor his memory by continuing to serve the community with fresh food made from scratch.