At a Glance

Sector: Fast casual American Halal food

Established: 1990

Start-up Costs (multi-unit):

Franchise Fee: $65,000

Multi-Unit Development Fee: $650,000 international fee paid upfront ($65,000 per unit, 10 unit minimum required)

Royalties: 6% of Gross Sales

Revenue Streams / Day Parts: Dine-in, carry-out, online ordering, catering, lunch, dinner, late night

Footprint / Hours of Operation: 1,400 – 1,800 sq. ft. / varies by location, approximately 11am – 10pm+


The Halal Guys Franchise US

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 mouth-watering chicken, gyros, and falafel platters to devoted fans.

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.

Franchise Requirements:

The Halal Guys is seeking:

Multi-unit Franchisees

State or Area Developers


Interested in The Halal Guys? Contact Johnny Sellyn

Johnny is the Founder of whichfranchise and one of the most well-known and connected people in franchising. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing The Halal Guys in the US.


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