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Winner: Pepperjack Gyro
Restaurant: Glory Bound Gyro Co., Ocean Springs, Miss.
Food cost: $2.52
Ingredients: Beef/lamb, pepper Jack cheese and comeback sauce on a pita.
What makes it special: Co-founder Will Taylor was inspired to create this Mediterranean marvel while backpacking through the islands of Greece. When he returned home to the American South, the fusion idea formed, giving this sandwich an ancient Greek foundation with a heavy Southern influence.
What others are saying: This year, Trip Advisor listed Glory Bound Gyro Co. as one of the top restaurants in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “Really loved their basic gyro modification with the pepper Jack cheese; it was truly excellent,” raved one fan on Trip Advisor.