After being in business for more than 25 years, The Halal Guys is expanding from New York City to multiple highly successful brick-and-mortar locations throughout the United States. The fast casual, known for its menu offering a mix of various Middle Eastern dishes, has already been well received in Houston, Chicago, and Southern California. Soon, residents of Arizona and Dallas will be able to nosh on gyro sandwiches, chicken-and-rice platters, and the famous white sauce.

"We are very excited to enter the Arizona market for many reasons. Our goal is to get people to ditch burgers for something more unique and with higher quality. The Halal Guys have a cult-like following across the country and we can't wait to bring that energy to Arizona," says franchisee AJ Ahmad.

The Halal Guys also signed a deal to bring franchised units to Dallas. The first location is anticipated to launch in July at 5444 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas.

"We are honored and beyond excited to open Dallas’ very first The Halal Guys. We love our hometown and have always felt like Dallas–Fort Worth is a bustling and thriving foodie area. Our loyal fans will no longer have to smuggle it back from New York City and new fans will get to discover that the food is addictive and delicious due to its savory flavor profiles and heartiness. We selected Lemmon Avenue due to its accessibility to the major scenes of Dallas. We are just a hop and a skip from Uptown, Highland Park, Klyde Warren Park, Victory Park, Knox-Henderson, Dallas Arts District, Deep Ellum, Downtown Dallas, Lower Greenville, and easily accessible to fans in the surrounding metroplex. Not only will this be a joyous lunch and dinner destination, but we also listened to our college fans and late night warriors, so we are opening late to cure for those late night cravings. Those who have been to 53rd & 6th know exactly how bad this craving can be," says Danny Bui, operating partner.

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