Inside the Long Island Mamoun’s Falafel Franchise
Mamoun’s Falafel is now a chain, amidst an expansion that will see a proliferation of franchises in the next several years. The MacDougal Street classic, founded in 1971 and still a haven for cheap lunch, has already opened franchise locations across the tristate area (and Texas!).
The newest fast-casual falafel joint joining the party is Syosset, located on Long Island (408 Jericho Turnpike). With this latest addition, there are now eight Mamoun’s outposts in the stable.
A reader sent along these images inside the restaurant. Walls are skinned with photographs of Greenwich Village streets. By his account, the falafel sold here is stellar.
This aggressive push is enabled by Fransmart, a company that helps restaurants with franchising, such as like Five Guys and Halal Guys.
Mamoun Chater built the business in 1971, using authentic Syrian recipes with natural ingredients and spices. The same menu is offered at all stores. The brand is now run by Mamoun’s four sons.