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The grand opening for the first Tennessee franchise location of The Halal Guys, America’s first halal food chain, will take place Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., announce franchise owners Troy Lewis and Victor Guillory. The restaurant is located in Bellevue’s popular One Bellevue Place development, at 7816 Hwy 70 South, Suite 101. The grand opening event will offer the first 50 guests in line a card redeemable one free platter per month for an entire year, and a free, custom Halal Guys t-shirt. The next 100 people in line will receive a card redeemable for free soft drinks for life. A live DJ will entertain the crowd, and there will be other surprise giveaways throughout the day.
“We quietly opened the doors about a month ago, and we’ve enjoyed easing into the business by building an excellent team, getting to know our customers, and serving delicious food,” said Troy Lewis, local franchise owner. “We have seen some regulars already! We’re now ready to celebrate with the community.”
The Halal Guys is 2,000 square feet with a seating capacity of 50. Lewis and Guillory have plans to open several Nashville area The Halal Guys franchises. Coming this summer will be their second location, headed for Sylvan Park at 4109 Charlotte Ave.
Originating in Astoria, NY, The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal Food. American Halal Food features a flavor profile that can’t be replicated in any other cuisine format, featuring premium quality Halal meats that are seasoned to perfection and a melting pot of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. The Halal Guys started from a hot dog cart in NYC and is now one of NYC’s longest food cart line. The Halal Guys Guys is now franchising worldwide with more than 200 restaurants now in development, including Tennessee’s first location.
“If you’ve been to NYC and waited in line at The Halal Guys cart for an hour, you know that the food is well worth the wait. My wife and I wanted to bring something new to Nashville that was already an established brand, and The Halal Guys made perfect sense,” said Troy Lewis. “The beauty about this restaurant concept is that it brings the entire Nashville community together.”
The Halal Guys meats are sourced and prepared following strict Islamic dietary guidelines for Halal. Humane treatment of livestock, high quality ingredients and ethical choices are bedrocks in imparting a distinctive taste. The brand even provides its halal chicken and beef gyro certifications on its website for guests to reference. The menu includes chicken, beef gyro or falafel sandwiches and platters along with your choice of the famous, proprietary White Sauce or spicy Red Sauce.
The Halal Guys Nashville is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at One Bellevue Place, 7620 Hwy 70, Nashville, TN 37221. For more information about the local store, visit https://onebellevueplnashvilletn.thehalalguys.com/. To learn more about The Halal Guys or to view their menu, visit www.thehalalguys.com. For the latest news, updates and giveaways, follow @TheHalalGuysNashville on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Halal Guys is available for delivery in Nashville via Postmates and Uber Eats.