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National Observation Creates Awareness of the Power of Franchising for Business Growth

Shawarma Press, the leading Mediterranean
cuisine quick-service franchise, is celebrating Franchise Appreciation Day on Saturday,
September 3, with a shout out to its franchisees throughout Texas. CEO and co-founder
Sawsan Abublan said franchisees in Arlington, Frisco, Georgetown, Plano, and San
Antonio have helped Shawarma Press become the go-to place for authentic
Mediterranean food, including shawarma wraps, made-from-scratch falafel and
hummus, and fresh soups, salads, bowls, and pastries.
“Thanks to our enthusiastic and hard-working franchisees, Shawarma Press is
experiencing incredible growth and popularity,” said Abublan. “We are extremely
grateful for the commitment and determination exhibited by the owners at all of our

Shawarma Press restaurants are operating at the following locations:

  • Irving: 411 E. Royal Ln #110
  • Arlington: 4801 S. Cooper Street, Suite 111
  • Frisco: 3636 Dallas Parkway #107
  • Georgetown: 620 S. IS-35
  • Plano: 6001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
  • San Antonio: 11210 Potranco Road #400

All Shawarma Press franchise locations feature colorful, vibrant dining rooms with take-
out and delivery options also available. Catering is a popular choice for special
occasions or events, and attractive platters can be prepared with minimal advance
notice. Menu favorites include freshly made hummus and falafel, as well as wraps to
please all taste buds, including the Authentic Chicken and beef Shawarmas, the spicy
Tandoori Press™ and the media-featured Tex-Mex Press™ Shawarma. The menu
reflects the brand’s commitment to health and the Mediterranean Diet, which is
consistently ranked as the healthiest diet in the world.

Co-founded by Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, the first Shawarma Press opened
its doors in Irving in 2017. The restaurant’s overwhelming success resulted in franchise
inquiries throughout Texas and nationwide. According to Ehap Sabri, PhD, former
KPMG supply chain leader who is also an adjunct professor at UTD’s School of
Business, additional franchises will be opening throughout Texas this year, followed by
Kansas, Georgia and Florida. He said the expansion plan is to open more than 100
restaurants inside Walmart stores and stand-alone locations during the next five years.
“Shawarma Press has a proven business model, so we are hearing from more
entrepreneurs and small business owners who are interested in learning about the
power of franchising for business growth,” said Sabri.
Shawarma Press has increased its credibility among potential franchisees with
recognition and praise from the restaurant franchise industry. The co-founders are
recipients of the 2022 Most Innovation Supply Chain Award presented by Franchise
Update Media, which recognizes the top franchisors in the nation who are creating the
most successful strategies to build their brands. In addition, Shawarma Press was
recently named to’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, which recognizes
the industry’s most successful fast casual restaurant brands based on criteria such as
profitability, creativity, expansion, and dedication to innovation, leadership, and


Proudly serving made from scratch, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Shawarma Press
incorporates chicken and beef shawarma into a variety of wraps, bowls, and platters,
with additional homemade staples like falafel, hummus, and pastries. Shawarma Press
serves up a diverse menu that bursts with authentic and fusion flavors to please a wide
variety of palates from the conservative to the adventurous. The company stands true to
its core values of Social Responsibility, Integrity, Trustworthiness, and Excellence.
These values are also extended to its customers and community. The business
engages with local charities to ease families’ hunger and give back to the community,
something that started locally, but one day will expand globally.
Customers can learn more, view the menu, or place orders online at For franchising information, visit


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