Dimitrios “Jimmy” Kaloidis, Co-Owner
Jimmy Kaloidis has been in the restaurant business for nearly 50 years.
What one factor is most important to success?
Commitment and dedication to any project you undertake.
What do you look for in an employee?
An honest, conscientious and dedicated individual.
What’s the best way to save money?
One dollar at a time.
What’s the best way to spend money?
You think before you spend - not to spend your money foolishly in order to have good results.
What’s your greatest pleasure?
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I welcome each day grateful for my family and friends.
How do you deal with stress?
Vacationing in my homeland of Greece.
What one lesson do you hope to pass on to your children?
With hard work and commitment, anything can be accomplished.
How do you bounce back from adversity?
By being grateful for what I have accomplished and the friends and family I have.
What’s your favorite thing about Queens?
The diverse people and ethnicities.
Dimitrios “Jimmy” Kaloidis was born in Laconia, Greece and immigrated to the United States in 1955, where he committed himself to the restaurant business. Through successful partnerships, he and his wife, Georgia, founded a chain of restaurants, including the Georgia Diner on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, and Terrace On The Park.