Food truck Abu Omar Halal opens first brick-and-mortar in Temple Terrace this weekend

The grand opening features food discounts and raffle prizes.

click to enlarge Food truck Abu Omar Halal opens first brick-and-mortar in Temple Terrace this weekend
Abu Omar Halal / Facebook
Seems like the rest of Tampa Bay is finally catching on to Temple Terrace’s growing food scene.

Known for its shawarma, kabobs, and falafel, Abu Omar Halal is setting its sights on the Sunshine State. The first food truck opened in 2011 in Houston and has grown to over 20 other locations across Texas and California.

Although the restaurant—located at 12208 N 56th St. in Temple Terrace—is currently in its soft opening phase, a grand opening is planned for Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. During that time, guests will receive 25% off the signature chicken sandwiches and arabi shawarmas and complimentary kunafeh— a traditional Middle Eastern dessert—while supplies last. The first 50 people in line receive one free meal and everyone who attends the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for several prizes, like a 70-inch TV.

“Hey Florida! We're back! Told you we would be,” said the Facebook post for the event.

The extensive menu includes a variety of sandwiches and shawarmas, rice and salad bowls, desserts and more. Online ordering is also an option for those in a hurry.

Find Abu Omar Halal at 12208 N 56th St. in Temple Terrace. Its hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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Abu Omar Halal

12208 N 56th St., Temple Terrace Tampa

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