The Halal Guys opens Katy location

(Courtesy The Halal Guys)
(Courtesy The Halal Guys)

(Courtesy The Halal Guys)

The Halal Guys opened its Katy location Oct. 2. Located at 23703 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. B, Katy, the restaurant originally started as a food cart in 1990 and serves gyros, falafels and hummus, among other things. The chain has locations in the United States as well as Canada. 281-394-2126. www.thehalalguys.com
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.



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