halal guys toronto

Huge crowds line up in the rain for the Halal Guys opening

It might be raining outside in Toronto, but that didn't stop crowds from queuing up to get a taste of The Halal Guys.

The restaurant opened its first Toronto storefront today at 563 Yonge Street and apparently lots of folks didn't mind busting out their umbrellas to grab a gyro wrap or a combo platter.

The Halal Guys started out as a food cart in New York City back in 1990. Now, the American company has outposts around the world.

A post shared by Yoona S. (@syoonaa) on

According to one Instagram post, some waited for over an hour to grab a chicken and gyro platter dosed in the Guys' famous white sauce. And according to another, the lineup started at 8:30 a.m., and eventually wrapped around the corner from Yonge onto Wellesley.

The first 500 people in line also had a chance to win Halal Guys swag. If you don't care about getting free swag, perhaps check out this new spot on a dryer day.

Lead photo by

@jb00enx


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto is getting rid of all curb lane patios to make way for winter snow clearing

Toronto restaurant now has tent-like pods on its outdoor patio

Toronto's popular Latin American grocery store closed after devastating fire

Hungover Toronto woman places Uber Eats delivery order for ketchup

Some restaurants in Ontario might start banning diners from Toronto

The top 25 restaurant patios for a date night in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto restaurant looking for cosplayer delivery people

These are the rules for covered and enclosed patios for outdoor dining in Toronto