5 Things We Love About Shawarma Press Franchises

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Burger franchises are a dime a dozen, but there’s only one Shawarma Press franchise! Since we opened our first location in Irving, TX in 2017, we’ve brought delicious shawarma to countless people. We have grown since then to 5 locations, proving that introducing customers to the flavorful, healthier taste of authentic Mediterranean food is what we do best, and here are five of the top reasons why.

1. An Innovative Menu at the Heart of Our Shawarma Press Franchise

Shawarma Press franchises owe their start to founder and CEO Sawsan Abublan’s love of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Unable to find her beloved shawarma in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Sawsan and her husband Ehap created their own restaurant to fill the gap in the market!

Using family recipes passed down through generations, Sawsan and Ehap devised a menu that brought the best of Levantine street food to the USA from our authentic chicken and beef shawarmas to hummus, falafel, and more!

For lovers of fusion cuisine, Shawarma Press franchises offer something extra special: two amazing wraps! Our Tex-Mex Press™  and Tandoori Press™ Shawarmas burst with flavor that teases the adventurous palates stemming from their rich specialty secret sauces.  . Both Shawarmas feature all-natural chicken and fresh, tasty toppings that capture the spirit of Latino and Indian food.

2. We Believe in Ethically Sourced Produce

The quick-service restaurant industry doesn’t always have the best reputation when it comes to the quality of its ingredients. At Shawarma Press, we want to buck the trend.  Our restaurants use ingredients that meet our core values of Social Responsibility, Integrity, Trustworthiness, and Excellence. Our chicken is free from steroids, hormones, and antibiotics. We only purchase premium beef. And our salad ingredients and spices are fresh and flavorful.

Making many of our products in-house also helps us maintain tight control, and we’re proud of the high quality of our food. If we won’t serve it at home, we won’t serve it at Shawarma Press!

Our ethics don’t end at the counter. We’re also committed to reducing food insecurity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.. Shawarma Press franchises give back to the community through charitable work that we hope to expand as we grow.

3. Shawarma Press Franchises Exploit a New and Growing Cuisine Niche

Shawarma Press got its start because there was little else like it in the DFW area. Across the U.S., the national appetite for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine is growing. Shawarma Press got in early on this exciting new culinary niche, establishing itself ahead of the pack.

Data from IBISWorld shows that the Mediterranean restaurant industry has grown in the past decade. Ongoing interest in the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet has accelerated this trend. Mediterranean food was again voted the Best Overall Diet in 2022 by a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts on behalf of U.S. News.

Despite all this amazing publicity, the market size for Middle Eastern restaurants is still small — just 0.5% of the U.S. restaurant industry. The QSR sector is ideal for introducing consumers to new-to-them foods that are fast, convenient, and fairly priced. Shawarma Press franchises are taking the lead in introducing this cuisine to Americans. That means now could be an exciting time to invest in one of the best shawarma franchise opportunities.

4. Franchisees Benefit from a Flexible Floor Plan and Location Requirements

At Shawarma Press, we want all our shawarma restaurants for sale to have the best possible chance for success. That’s why we’ve designed a flexible floor plan that can accommodate almost any location from walk-up units inside Walmart® stores to large restaurants with ample seating for guests.

As traditional street food, shawarma is designed to be easy to prepare in a small space. That means Shawarma Press locations can save room and costs on building out professional kitchens. Instead, we utilize more of our floor plan for service and dining.

5. Shawarma Press Franchises are Redefining the QSR Industry!

Quick-service restaurants dominate the fast-casual landscape. The industry was worth a massive $296.55 billion in 2021. Recovering from the downturn in 2020, it continues a decade-long period of sustained annual growth.

The top-performing segments in the QSR market have for years been burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. But the greater concern for eating ethically, locally, and healthily are beginning to impact the giants of the industry. With its focus on fresh produce, whole grains, and premium meat, Shawarma Press addresses many top consumer concerns. In addition, our authentic recipes bring new and exciting flavors to the table.

Investing in a Shawarma Press Franchise

If you’re as excited as us about the future of Shawarma Press, then investing in a shawarma restaurant chain could be the right investment for you. Contact us today to learn more about the franchise opportunity and discover how you can open your very own Shawarma Press location.

Shawarma Press Franchise

Shawarma Press Franchise

Shawarma Press® is the shawarma franchise proud to present the authentic taste of Mediterranean food. It's a fresh, healthy food franchise, in its most flavorful form!

Our QSR franchise team is on a mission to share compelling flavors and offer you a chance to bring them to a location near you! Let's meet our team now.

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