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New York’s The Halal Guys Is Coming to Sylvan Park Next Year

Its first Middle Tennessee location will open in Bellevue this fall

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Nashville is in line to get a double dose of famous New York City food cart turned brick-and-mortar restaurant The Halal Guys, as the iconic eatery plans to follow up its Bellevue opening this fall with a second location in the Sylvan Park neighborhood early next year.

The restaurant, which began over twenty years ago as a hot dog cart turned halal meal cart, will be located at 4109 Charlotte Ave., taking over the 1,500-square-foot space that was formerly occupied by The Beer Pale, reports The Tennessean. Grab-and-go business will be the primary function, but indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 50 diners will be available.

Known for its chicken-and-rice platters, gyro sandwiches and red and white sauces, The Halal Guys was founded by Mohammed Abouelenein, Abdelbaset Elsayed, and Ahmed Elsakaas close to three decades ago. After years of success in New York City, it made the jump from street food cart to worldwide chain in 2014, signing with a franchise development group and aiming to launch hundreds of locations around the world.