The Halal Guys

Our Story

The Halal Guys represents the epitome of the American Dream. This iconic brand’s fascinating origins tale is similar to scores of others who also emigrated to America in search of a better life. As a result of this journey, countless cultural traditions (and cuisines) crossed over into the United States over the years.

The Halal Guys’ story begins in 1990 with three Egyptian founders, who first started a hot dog cart in New York City, then switched to selling halal food because there was practically no authentic halal food to be had in the five boroughs. Word spread about the unique American Halal Food they offer, and its fanbase quickly expanded to Muslim taxi drivers, who made the cart on 53rd & 6th Avenue, in the heart of Midtown, their new destination for fresh, delicious halal food at affordable prices. These same drivers helped spread the word about the brand’s unique platter to a much larger, diverse demographic of locals and tourists eager to experience new and exotic tastes, textures, and flavors. This resulted in making The Halal Guys in 2017 both the #1 most Yelped restaurant and the top restaurant in New York City when asked Siri on an iPhone.

The Halal Guys’ original carts operated around the clock, serving its guests in signature long lines that extended down the block. From lunch rushes to late-night food runs, the brand has always been here for its guests. The continued, enthusiastic demand for its fresh, delicious food and warm hospitality justified its expansion to bring authentic American Halal Food both across the nation and worldwide. The Halal Guys is now a global enterprise, with 94 locations and over 400+ new restaurants in development worldwide.

The Halal Guys’ unique year-over-year popularity and franchise business success has gained the attention of established Five Guys, Subway, Denny’s, Elevation Burger, Dunkin, and Caesar’s Palace franchisees who have chosen The Halal Guys as their next emerging restaurant brand.

Why The Halal Guys?

Unique Concept

Unique in-demand concept, perfect fit for prime real estate & flexible conversion options from 1,400 sq.ft. – 1,800 sq.ft., with excellent unit economics

Strong Mainstream Demand

Strong demand, proprietary ingredients, & leverage of the famous brand name, trademarks, PR, & consistent nationwide customer loyalty at every location

Leader of the American Halal Segment

Emerging restaurant franchise opportunity going fast – dozens of open locations & hundreds in development, experienced management team, leader of the American halal segment

Full Supply Line Support

Real estate, project management & full supply line support, plus training & operational support for franchisees, managers & employees

Grow your Franchise Portfolio

Grow your franchise portfolio; established Five Guys, Subway, Denny’s, Elevation Burger, Dunkin Donuts, & Caesar’s Palace franchisees have chosen The Halal Guys as their next emerging brand

Industry: Restaurant and Food

Startup Cost: $60,000 to $65,000

Total Investment: $315,600 to $926,500

Financing Available: No

SBA Eligible: No

Veteran Opportunity: Yes

Home-Based Business: No

Discounts or Incentives: No

The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

New York City famous The Halal Guys is the fastest-growing American Halal franchise in the world with locations across North America, Europe, and Asia. Serving up delicious mouthwatering chicken, gyros, and falafel platters to devoted fans.