After debuting its first two West Coast locations to huge crowd, The Halal Guys has opened its doors in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Located in an intimate space on the corner of Wilshire and Mariposa, The Halal Guys brings a Chipotle-like approach to some seriously good Middle Eastern food.
They’re not joking around with their gyros, which boast some of the richest flavor you’ll find in a [now-chain] fast casual spot. That white sauce is famous for a reason too, and there is no question to why nearly everybody orders extra on the side. Don't shrug off their fries either.
The Halal Guys has capitalized on a big open market of making Middle Eastern food approachable, and does so at a very modest price point. Most customers will walk out spending less than $10.
Originally a food cart in New York, Halal Guys quickly evolved as locals flocked to indulge in their now-famous white sauce, gyro sandwiches, and chicken-and-rice platters. The Halal Guys now has plans to expand globally.
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