Halal guys are coming to Newtown, PA soon


Good news. Halal Guys Chicken & Gyro restaurant will soon be opening in The Village at Newtown, next to the popular Dogs and Cats Rule pet store.

I was at the Dogs and Cats Rule 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday (Sunday, September 26) talking with store owner George Parente and he was the one who broke the news to me.

The store next to Dogs and Cats Rule was once occupied by The Melt Shop, a grilled cheese specialty restaurant, but, now closed, most likely a victim of the pandemic. Parente said The Halal Guys had recently been granted permission to move in.

This is not the first new location in this area. One just opened not too long ago at the Mercer Mall on Route One South in Lawrenceville, NJ.

I had never heard of The Halal Guys before the Mercer Mall opened. If you’ve never heard of the hot spot, I did some research online and found it wasn’t new at all. It has been around since 1990, and there are other locations in eastern Brunswick, New Brunswick, Newark, Philadelphia, and the King of Prussia.

The Halal Guys website says it is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America. It’s authentic Halal American cuisine … platters of chicken, gyros and falafels. The business started out as hot dog carts in New York City, but turned into halal food to feed Muslim taxi drivers, who had little choice for food in the city at the time. Sidewalk carts then spread to restaurants due to their popularity.

Looking at the menu online made my mouth water. The Halal Guys have chicken, gyroscope and falafel platters … you can make a combination of them too. They also have gyro, chicken and falafel sandwiches. There’s hummus, rice, fries and more on the side, along with baklava and cookies for dessert. Yum. They also offer catering.

It’s unclear when the Village at Newtown location will open, but hopefully it’s soon.

The village of Newtown is located on South Eagle Road in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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