The Halal Guys, one of New York City's favorite purveyors of street food, is embarking on a nationwide expansion project, and Atlanta is one of the targeted markets. Five restaurants are planned for the metro area, and while no specific locations are set in stone, it appears that ITP and OTP communities can look forward to new outposts.
"We are currently scouting locations in Midtown Atlanta area, on Peachtree Road and East Ponce De Leon. We are hoping to open by the end of 2015," Moynul Chowdhury, one of the local franchisees, said in an email to Eater Atlanta. "Other potential locations are the Cumberland area, by the new Braves stadium, Emory University area, and Buford Highway in Chamblee — in the next year or so, not too far from the Hollywood studios that are going to open up."
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. The franchise is being taken to the national level by Fransmart, a company that also transformed Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba from local to national brands.
Halal food is prepared in accordance to Islamic law.