Beloved Manhattan food cart The Halal Guys is expanding like wildfire, and now it's official: The street food purveyor is headed to Dallas, reports QSR, with not one but 10 brick-and-mortar locations in the works.
For those who have never braved a long line to eat at the original cart at 53rd Street and 6th Avenue, The Halal Guys specialize in chicken (or lamb) and rice, topped with an addictive white sauce and/or a fiery red hot sauce; the generously portioned platters also include salad and pita bread. Falafel and gyro are also on the menu. The first cart launched way back in 1990 to cater to Muslim cab drivers, and now the company has inked a deal to sprout a whopping 200 franchise locations worldwide. (It's also inspired a Reebok sneaker design — no joke.)
No word just yet on specific Dallas locations — but per QSR, the franchise group "plans to focus on top real estate markets, seeking sites in mass gathering areas like airports, train stations, malls, and neighborhoods with a significant late-night demand." The halal niche may already be filled for Deep Ellum, though: GuideLive reported over the summer that a Halal Guys-inspired concept called Big Guys Chicken and Rice would open on Elm Street this fall.