The Halal Guys is the living embodiment of the American dream. Starting off peddling their wares to Muslim taxi drivers from a lone humble food cart at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street, the three Egyptians behind the enterprise quickly discovered a much larger market for their brand. Before long they had multiple carts and soon after that their first brick-and-mortar store.
This year The Halal Guys reached a milestone of 100 locations, but they haven’t slowed down their expansion efforts. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the chain has plans to open a dozen new locations across the U.S. before year’s end.
Ahmed Abouelenein, CEO of The Halal Guys, is quoted as saying, “It’s always rewarding when our existing franchisees are enjoying so much success that they decide to expand their locations. We’re also excited to welcome our new franchisees and the opportunity to bring The Halal Guys’ unique spin on halal food to new parts of America.”