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The Halal Guys Officially Coming to Southern California, Here’s What We Know


UPDATE: Halal Guys also coming to Las Vegas and Bay Areas

The Halal Guys, that famous New York-based food cart that offers gyros, chicken and rice platters drenched in ‘White Sauce’  is officially coming to California.

Specifically, the NYC-based concept has just signed a 50-unit franchise deal to bring the famed cart concept to Southern Cali, apparently a Middle Eastern food desert (South County, lookin’ at you). 5 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County are anticipated to open by the end of 2015.

Industry reports mention that Southern California isn’t the only target for The Halal Guys’ expansion.


More deals have been inked that will likely bring The Halal Guys to locations in Houston, TX, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia. The Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia are also official targets.

Here is their franchise growth plan, if all goes accordingly:

  • The Philippines: 20 unit franchise agreement
  • Southern California: 50-unit deal for territories South of San Bernadino and San Luis Obispo
  • Houston, TX: 5-unit development deal
  • Washington, D.C.: 10-unit development deal for the entire city

Hell, if you have a couple million dollars to spare, you too can jump on The Halal Guys’ franchising bandwagon.

Bonus #foodbeast points if you open one in my mouth.

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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