The Halal Guys has announced the signing of three major multi-unit franchise deals in California. After one of the brand’s first franchise deals sold 50 units for the entire southern half of the state, The Halal Guys sold the remainder of California within the first six months of franchising through a 30-unit deal for parts of San Francisco and East Bay (this deal also encompasses Las Vegas, Nevada), and a 20-unit deal for San Francisco and the rest of Northern California.
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 franchisees worked with Fransmart CEO, Dan Rowe, and VP of sales, Ryan Durishin, on the agreements.
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 more than 200 franchise units in development in territories including Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Virginia, Chicago, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., as well as international locations for the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
In operation for more than 20 years, The Halal Guys has created major global buzz with media and fans alike after announcing franchise deals for 200 new units in their first year of franchising. The American Halal food favorite was the third most-reviewed eatery on Yelp for 2014 in the entire U.S., and Reebok recently launched a specialty sneaker inspired by The Halal Guys.