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Fast-casual Halal restaurant to open Friday in Davis ahead of midtown store's kickoff

The Halal Guys will soon begin selling gyro wraps and plates in Sacramento and Davis for about $8 to $10.
The Halal Guys will soon begin selling gyro wraps and plates in Sacramento and Davis for about $8 to $10. The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys will open Friday in Davis Commons shopping center, ahead of a summer opening in midtown Sacramento's Ice Blocks development.

The fast-casual chain serves $8-$10 wraps and platters stuffed with meat prepared according to Islamic law along with sides like hummus, baba ghanouj and baklava. The first 100 customers in line Friday will receive free platters, and three 50-inch 4K TVs will be raffled off throughout the weekend.

Started as a New York food truck in 1990, The Halal Guys now has more than 200 restaurants operating or under development. A Chicago store opened last weekend and was preceded by an Arlington, Texas location.

Solomon's Deli also plans to open next door in Davis Commons later this month ahead of the establishment of its flagship K Street restaurant later this year. The Jewish deli named for Tower Records founder Russ Solomon will replace Hot Italian, which closed in April. Hot Italian co-founder Andrea Lepore is a Solomon's partner.

The Halal Guys' 1,300-square-foot Davis store will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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