July 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // New York, NY - The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept based in New York City, has announced the signing of a 5-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto, Canada. This is the brand’s 4th international franchise deal, and first for Canada, with other territories sold for the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The Halal Guys have partnered with Fransmart, the company behind the explosive growth of restaurants like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as the brand’s exclusive Franchise Development Partner, and the franchisee worked with Fransmart Director of Development, Mark Treptow, on the agreement.
Since joining up with Fransmart and announcing the launch of a franchise program in 2014, The Halal Guys has opened two corporate brick-and-mortar restaurants in Manhattan, and has over 200 franchise units in development in territories including Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Virginia and the entire state of California, which sold out within the first months of franchising, as well as a handful of international markets.
The Halal Guys' brand loyalty is second to none in the restaurant industry. The American Halal food favorite ranks in the Top 10 Most Yelped Businesses in the entire United States, and Reebok recently launched a specialty sneaker inspired by The Halal Guys.
The World Famous The Halal Guys is the undisputed leader in American Halal Food. The New York Post calls The Halal Guys “perhaps the city’s most famous open-air dining destination.” The Halal Guys is the #1 Most Yelped business in all of NYC, and as reported by Time Magazine, we are in the Top 10 Most Yelped businesses in the entire United States. Featuring our fan-famous secret recipes and only the highest quality, proprietary ingredients, The Halal Guys is the largest American Halal Food concept in the world. Founded in 1990 by Mohamed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka and Abdelbaset Elsayed, The Halal Guys is now franchising worldwide via a new fast casual / QSR restaurant format. Featuring only the highest quality, proprietary ingredients, The Halal Guys is the first American Halal food chain in the fast casual / QSR segment. Called “one of the longest-running and best-known food-cart businesses in New York City” by the New York Times, The Halal Guys was named Buzzfeed’s #1 Most Popular Food Truck for 2013, and was recently featured on Bloomberg Television and Fox News, and in Entrepreneur.
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