After opening its first West Coast location to huge crowds and a ‘never-ending line,’ The Halal Guys is launching its next location in Long Beach. The fast-casual New York famed concept opened its first West Coast location in Costa Mesa last October and have plans to bring 50 franchised units throughout Southern California. The Long Beach location is anticipated to open in early 2016 at 1804 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach, California. Famously known for its famous white sauce, gyro sandwiches, chicken-and-rice platters The Halal Guys menu offers a mix of different Middle Eastern dishes.
“We are excited about our Long Beach location for many factors. One reason is because our brand was in-part made famous by college kids from NYU, LaGuardia, and Columbia who were looking for a filling, affordable, and tasty meal and Long Beach State is a perfect counterpart on the west coast. We think we’re a great complement to our neighbors who include, Chipotle, Wingstop, In-N-Out, Panda Express, Coffee Bean and others who make this a great lunch, dinner and late-night destination for foodies, families, young adults, beach lovers, and college kids. And lastly on a personal level two of our business partners, including myself, went to California State University, Long Beach and we have a lot love for the school, fraternities and associations we were a part of. Go Beach,” exclaims Paul Tran.
Since opening in Costa Mesa on October 2nd, The Halal Guys’ cult-like following skyrocketed with a never-ending line of more than 250 customers wrapped around the block who were willing to wait nearly four hours to try their famous sandwiches and platters. Despite the long wait time, the consensus was that the brick-and-mortar location in Costa Mesa had delivered the same flavors as the original food carts in New York and the long lines remain.
The Halal Guys aim to be different and encourage patrons across America to try something unique. They pride on only using high-quality products like their chicken, which has never been frozen and is marinated and seasoned overnight, then cooked and chopped on the grill and served directly to their plate to ensure a crave worthy meal that’s piping hot. The Halal Guys’ mission is to ensure that every customer leaves happy, with a smile on their face and a satisfaction that brings them back again.