July 12, 2016 // Franchising.com // New York, NY - The Halal Guys, the first mainstream American Halal food restaurant chain, is coming to NoVA! The brand, which has been expanding worldwide since 2014, will open at 6304 Springfield Plaza in Springfield, VA this summer.
The new franchise partners are opening the location as part of a plan to bring a total of 5 restaurants to the area, with future locations planned for Fairfax, Alexandria, Crystal City and Georgetown. Springfield is expected to open sometime mid-July.
Both new franchisees are eager to open in the territory, saying, “The Halal Guys brand is world renowned, and D.C. and Virginia have long awaited an opportunity to enjoy their world famous gyro & chicken locally. We are excited to open in this area, as we know the brand will be very well received here.”
The Halal Guys launched a franchise program in 2014, when they partnered with Fransmart as an exclusive development partner. The Halal Guys currently has over 400 franchise units in development in territories including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Orlando, Philadelphia, and California, as well as international locations for the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada.
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 was named by Time Magazine as one of 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 has also been featured on Bloomberg Television, Fox News, Entrepreneur and Buzzfeed.
SOURCE The Halal Guys