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Iconic NYC Falafel Shop Mamoun’s Is Coming to Atlanta

And the growing restaurant chain is looking at Athens, too

Mamoun’s Falafel in New York City. Eater New York

Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York City late-night staple that has been serving for nearly a half-century, is planning expansion into the Georgia market. The restaurant has signed a six-unit deal for the Peach State, reports QSR Magazine, and the locations will be split between Atlanta and Athens.

Kalki Patel and Parimal Patal will serve as local franchisees. “We’re very excited to bring Mamoun’s to Atlanta; there is no place like it,” the duo said in a statement provided to QSR. “Mamoun’s serves real Middle Eastern food, and that’s something we’re missing in Atlanta right now. We’re looking forward to getting our first location open and introducing Atlanta to this great restaurant.”

Specific addresses for the new Mamoun’s outposts have not been determined, and it isn’t clear how many locations will end up in Atlanta. “Real estate options are currently being explored in both markets,” according to QSR.

Mamoun Chater founded his eponymous restaurant in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1971. There are currently six Mamoun’s locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Franchise development firm Fransmart is leading the burgeoning chain’s growth. It’s the same company responsible for expanding another NYC icon, The Halal Guys, across the country. Georgia’s first Halal Guys location opened on Buford Highway in Chamblee earlier this year.

NYC’s Mamoun’s Falafel Making the Move to Atlanta [QSR]
Why Mamoun’s Is One of New York’s Classic Midnight Munchie Restaurants [ENY]
Scope the Menu for The Halal Guys, Now Open on Buford Highway [EATL]