Fans of New York City transplant The Halal Guys won’t have to wait in those long Koreatown lines for much longer, as the quickly franchising chain has secured a second location in Downtown.
DTLA Rising got the scoop on the place first, which will take over a retail location called Brigade LA on 7th Street, just behind Whole Foods. The space still has quite a ways to go though, so don’t expect anything until probably spring of 2017.
The second true Los Angeles location should certainly put The Halal Guys on the map for anyone who isn’t already intimately familiar. That stretch of 7th Street is a murderer’s row of strong concepts, with Ray Garcia’s B.S. Taqueria just two doors down, and Bottega Louie not far off from that. Also within eyesight is Ricebar, Little Sister, Seven Grand, Sugarfish, and, around the corner, Chica’s Tacos.
7th Street is a murderer’s row of strong concepts
Not that the Halal team is scared. Their previous iterations in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, and Koreatown have all proven to be massively popular, which has helped to scale the East Coast company quickly. Since agreeing to franchise the name and recipes a few years back, new outlets of the brand have sprung up all over the country as well.
This also isn’t the last L.A.-area location to land, as the company has plans to push into both Cerritos and Glendale as well. The Cerritos location 11435 South St., while the Glendale spot is nearly finished with construction at 201 N. Brand Blvd., just up from the Americana and all those other dining outlets across the street.
Reached for comment, a rep for Halal Guys notes the following timeline:
We have been overwhelmed by the excitement and enthusiasm for the concept. We are really excited to announce that we still have lots more coming in 2016 and 2017! We are currently working on two locations in Cerritos and Glendale that should open later this year, followed by the Downtown LA location next year.
Expect The Halal Guys in Downtown LA to arrive sometime in 2017.
The Halal Guys
510 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA