New York-based street food favorite The Halal Guys is executing a massive nationwide expansion, and a few Atlanta restaurants are in the works. A spokesperson for Fransmart, the company that is franchising the purveyor of halal cuisine, confirmed in an email to Eater Atlanta that five new outposts are coming to town. Details on possible locations and timelines for opening were not immediately available.
The Atlanta restaurants will be a small fraction of the 200 new Halal Guys eateries that are opening across the country. Fransmart has a history of taking local restaurants to the national level: Five Guys Burgers & Fries and fast-casual Chipotle rival Qdoba are among the company's clients.
The Halal Guys, which started in 1990 as a street cart in Manhattan, is known for its gyro sandwiches and beef and chicken platters with rice. Halal food is prepared in accordance to Islamic law.