Coming soon: Beef gyro, chicken, rice, and the famous white sauce!
The New York City-based chain The Halal Guys are planning to open their first Michigan outpost in Dearborn Heights, Eater reported. The new location would serve the same menu as the chain’s many other locations, from the original in New York City to franchised locations in Chicago, Toronto, London, and Seoul.
This menu includes the classic beef gyro, chicken, or falafel platter alongside pita sandwiches, hummus, baba ghanoush, and baklava. The chain is famous for its garlic-infused white sauce.
Comments under a Facebook announcement in the Dearborn Area Community Members group reflected the ambivalence many Dearborn natives have toward the encroachment of fast food chains into their community.
The Dearborn area is home to many Halal eateries, leaving questions over how the new chain might best integrate into the neighborhood. However, the franchise partner for the new location reportedly hails from the Detroit area and is eager to help the NYC chain compete in metro Detroit.