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UAE Fast Food Brand Opens First US Restaurant
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 06, 2014

Posted on 06/06/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT by nickcarraway

More stores to follow in the next few months

Home-grown UAE-based fast food chain Just Falafel has opened its first US franchises in San Francisco, California, the company announced in a media statement on Thursday. As the first of 168 franchises to come in North America and Canada, the company said it has reached a major milestone in its international expansion with the new restaurant located in Fremont, close to Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The company has signed new area franchise agreements with different partners in key locations including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Los Angeles. This global expansion means the company has close to 700 employees in nearly 20 countries, with a social media following of nearly 2 million.

To mark its new store location on the west coast of America, the company’s culinary chef Gerard Murphy created “The Californian,” taking inspiration from his surroundings to mix traditional falafels or tenders, with fresh beets, cucumber, tomato, mixed salad, beetroot labneh, and a spicy salsa.

The restaurant will also be putting new items on its menu, including a protein burger and sweet potato waffle fries.

Catering to the health and nutritionally conscious Californian, it will also offer a gluten free option by serving its traditional wraps in a bowl.

New store owner Kevin Shoaito is proud to bring the first Just Falafel restaurant in North America to the community in Fremont, California.

The UAE chain which claims to have sold nearly 19 million pieces of falafel since the brand started has plans to open branches in Canada in June 2014 and New Jersey in August 2014.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: falafel; fatfood; uae

1 posted on 06/06/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just Awful


2 posted on 06/06/2014 10:41:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

Old Hippies will Love it


3 posted on 06/06/2014 10:41:50 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: nickcarraway

I ate some food I got there and I just felafel


4 posted on 06/06/2014 10:42:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: molson209

What a great way to sow biological warfare. Have these all over the country then turn loose the juice.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 10:42:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: cripplecreek; molson209

Falafels are the national food of Israel.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 10:43:08 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The company has signed new area franchise agreements with different partners in key locations including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Los Angeles.

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I can see this happening. But Kentucky? Texas?

Can’t see that. Nope. Good luck with that.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 10:45:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Kevin doesnt look like a Mooselim but who can tell!


8 posted on 06/06/2014 10:45:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

There are lots of Mideast restaurants around,and they are very popular.

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9 posted on 06/06/2014 10:47:04 AM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

on Hanassi St. in Haifa is a vendor selling them out of an alcove near the Dan Hotel. Recommeded highly. Know what you want before ordering and he has only a little English.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 10:47:58 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: nickcarraway

Can I get bacon on that?


11 posted on 06/06/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: nickcarraway
168 stores in one city ?

Gonn'a be crowded

12 posted on 06/06/2014 10:49:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
What a great way to sow biological warfare. Have these all over the country then turn loose the juice.

What would keep the UAE from buying Cracker Barrel just to trick you?

13 posted on 06/06/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: knarf

That’s only a tenth of the amount of Starbucks.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Crim

mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm.....it’s Finger Chopping Good!!


15 posted on 06/06/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Responsibility2nd

There are Muslims everywhere. I see hijabs and burkahs at Kroger and Wal-Mart every time I go there.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Crim

Yes, but the bacon has to be halal bacon. I think it’s carried at Costco, right next to the Kosher smoked hams. :=)


17 posted on 06/06/2014 10:54:37 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Mears

Coming Soon.....Camel Schlong on a Stick


18 posted on 06/06/2014 10:54:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s Wendys.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek

Beat me to it.
I was going to say Falafal is Falawful.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(REMAX) Fast Growing Muslim Population in Texas

There are now 3 million Muslims in America, heavily centered in New York, California and Texas. Our state has 175 Muslim mosques, mostly located in Dallas and Houston. The growth of mosques in the northern Dallas suburbs is significant, with several currently under construction. New mosques are located in Frisco, Plano, Carrollton and Irving. Not including the new mosques under construction, there are now at least 13 active mosques in the northern suburbs.

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21 posted on 06/06/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d give it a whirl if one was in my town. I like falafel and other mid-eastern foods.

I wish I could get a Jollibee in my neck of the woods, too. Got a hankering for pancit palabok.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 11:05:00 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: cripplecreek

Somerset County, PA is a hotspot for Muslims? Really??


23 posted on 06/06/2014 11:06:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Falafel is awful. Might as well eat greasy cardboard balls.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Mears

We have one here I call Club Med. Very expensive and always full of pretentious yuppies.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT by sheana
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To: DemforBush

I mean, pita wraps, hummus, tahini, shish kebab, falafel, rice w/lamb & other ME foods are now mainstream both in Israel and here.

So much so that Jewish students have been harassed by the Muslim Students Association for consuming such foods that are “exclusively Arab & Muslim”, and been warned not to be seen doing so in public especially during Ramadan.

Isn’t diversity wonderful?


26 posted on 06/06/2014 11:15:11 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway

A fast food bean joint...Can’t wait...


27 posted on 06/06/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: molson209

Bill O’Reilly will love it.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I have never been able to tolerate middle eastern food. Or Greek.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

” Or Greek.”

Even spinach pie? I absolutely love it——and I’m sure Popeye would too.

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30 posted on 06/06/2014 11:55:54 AM PDT by Mears
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To: 1rudeboy

Islamic (sharia compliant) bank bought Church’s Chicken and forced even franchises to not serve pork (bacon or sausage) on thier breakfast menu.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 11:56:09 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine
Intolerance.
32 posted on 06/06/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mears

I love spinach but something in the spices. Plus the ONLY cheese I don’t like is feta.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 11:58:27 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: nickcarraway

Well, I suppose we may as well eat the food that our new overlords want to feed to us.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: nickcarraway; knarf
Or a hundredth of these guys in Waikiki....


35 posted on 06/06/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: nickcarraway

I love Middle East food. I can’t wait to hit the falafel and kebab places when I get to Europe. If you think it sounds awful I suggest you try it. It is fast, cheap, and light.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 12:40:51 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: elcid1970
So much so that Jewish students have been harassed by the Muslim Students Association for consuming such foods that are “exclusively Arab & Muslim”, and been warned not to be seen doing so in public especially during Ramadan.

Do you have a citation for that? Outrageous.

37 posted on 06/06/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Organic Panic

I love it. One place I went I praised the tabouleh to the owner, and she would always ask me after that which one of my parents was Syrian. She was sure at least one of them was, although not to my knowledge.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 12:44:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Bob
Yes, but the bacon has to be halal bacon. I think it’s carried at Costco, right next to the Kosher smoked hams. :=)


39 posted on 06/06/2014 12:51:57 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: nickcarraway

IIRC, it was on Robert Spencer’s website.

There have been incidents here and in Britain of Muslim college students or Muslim coworkers telling “infidels” around them not to eat while “they who believe” are observing the daytime Ramadan fast.

At one school where the MSA is powerful and the administration weak, Muslims warned Jews not to be seen eating pita, hummus, or falafel as these are proprietary Arab foods.

I couldn’t have made that up if I tried. These days, truth is stranger than fiction.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 1:12:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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