by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Providing Fresh, Healthy Fare at Your Convenience

In 2004, Maria and Sean Pourteymour were parents to their then 4-year-old child, which made finding quick and wholesome meals a top priority. However, finding restaurants that could meet this need turned out to be an unexpected challenge for the couple. It was at this time that Maria – someone who had grown up in the restaurant business – and Sean conceptualized the idea of opening up their own eating establishment. Since Maria is Greek and Sean, Persian, they wanted their restaurant to not only provide healthier fare served at a faster pace, but to also showcase food that symbolized the blend of cultures within their family. And so became Luna Grill, a casual eatery providing Mediterranean and Near East cuisine committed to serving delicious and nutritious meals in a sensible amount of time.

Aside from getting fresh food to the customer before they can say “kabob,” the philosophy at Luna Grill is to make every experience an excellent one – with a focus on quality customer care. “We are only as good as our weakest link,” offered Maria, “therefore each and every team member is key to making your experience exceptional, and we set our standards very high in terms of the quality and caliber of the personnel we hire.”

Another component to the success of the business is the quality of food that is served – something, Maria explained, that makes Luna Grill stand out among its competitors. With such popular menu items as the mediterranean chicken salad, the vegetarian platter and classic chicken kabobs, the eatery provides quality all-natural ingredients that are prepared to order. “We are dedicated to finding superior ingredients for our recipes including all-natural, grass-fed meats, organic locally harvested and sustainably farmed ingredients whenever possible to offer our customer the best possible food at a reasonable price point,” explained Maria. Additionally, the majority of Luna Grill’s daily marinades, dressings and sauces are made from scratch. “You can taste and experience the difference,” she added.

Now you can come and see the difference yourself at Luna Grill’s newest location in Poway. “It doesn’t get any fresher than this!” exclaimed Maria. Visit for more information on Luna Grill and its catering services.


Name of Business: Luna Grill
Owner: Premier Food Concepts, LLC
Year of Establishment: The first Luna Grill was established in 2004 in Torrey Highlands – Carmel Valley area.
Address: 14727 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064
Store Location Phone: 858-679-5862
Catering Phone: 855-835-5862
Description: Luna Grill is a premier, fast, casual concept that serves delicious and healthy food including kabobs, salads, wrap sandwiches and more at a fair price in a stylish contemporary environment.