The Power List 2017: Ahmed Abouelenein
Cabbies and late night partiers were the first to discover The Halal Guys 25 years ago, at a humble hot dog cart in Manhattan at the intersection of 53rd Street and 6th Avenue in 1990. Soon, the lines got longer, the carts multiplied and brick-and-mortar locations were added, serving lunchtime and late-night crowds the legendary combination of chicken and lamb over rice slathered with the iconic white or red sauce.
Now, The Halal Guys — headquartered in Astoria, Queens — are taking their buzz-worthy street cred to the next level. With Ahmed Abouelenein, son of co-founder Muhammed Abouelenein, at the