Executive Team





The three original “The Halal Guys”: Muhammed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka, and Abdelbaset Elsayed are the founding members of New York City’s legendary The Halal Guys street food cart. Immigrants to the United States from Egypt, they are a true American entrepreneurial success story.

From humble beginnings, the trio launched NYC’s first Halal food cart in 1990. Today, The Halal Guys is the #3 most reviewed eatery on Yelp in the entire United States! The founders are now building upon that success and popularity by growing their American Halal Food concept worldwide via a fast casual / quick serve restaurant format.

The Halal Guys’ founders, through hard work, overcoming barriers and dreaming big, are taking delicious American Halal Food mainstream. Ask these restaurant industry visionaries what has made them successful and they first give credit to their original, loyal NYC customers and tourists that made them famous—through word of mouth alone!