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First SoCal Location For NYC's Halal Guys Announced

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Halal Guys' chicken platter with the famous white sauce (via Chris Goldberg on Flickr)
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We are so close to getting a chance to taste Halal Guys' famous NYC gyros, chicken and rice plates, and their special "white sauce" on the West Coast. The folks behind the eatery's expansion revealed their first location in SoCal: Costa Mesa.

Yes, that Costa Mesa. While we hoped and imagined that their first eatery would be in Los Angeles, we'll take whatever we can get right now. Food Beast reported that the first shop will open in August at a shopping plaza located at 3033 Bristol Street, which isn't too far away from South Coast Plaza and UC Irvine.

If you don't want to trek all the way there, the Halal Guys are still planning on opening a total of 50 franchises in SoCal, with five of their shops (in Los Angeles and Orange County) to launch by the end of this year.