The Halal Guys, the first mainstream American Halal food restaurant chain, is coming to Northern Virginia. The brand, which has been expanding worldwide since 2014, will open at 6304 Springfield Plaza in Springfield, Virginia, this summer.

The new franchise partners are opening the location as part of a plan to bring a total of five restaurants to the area, with future locations planned for Fairfax, Alexandria, Crystal City, and Georgetown.  Springfield is expected to open sometime mid-July.

“The Halal Guys brand is world renowned, and D.C. and Virginia have long awaited an opportunity to enjoy their world famous gyro and chicken locally,” both new franchisees say. “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 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.

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