Shawarma Press Continues Expansion with its First Location in Georgia

by Katie Lee

Johns Creek, Ga. Shawarma Press, the first authentic Shawarma franchise in the U.S., continues its expansion with the opening of a flagship restaurant in Georgia. Located in the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek, the popular Mediterranean spot is the first of several franchise units planned throughout the state. The expansion to The Peach State follows seven well-established Texas locations in Irving, Plano, Georgetown, Arlington, Frisco, San Antonio and a recently opened flagship restaurant in the Dallas Arts District. Sawsan Abublan, CEO and co-founder, says expansion in Georgia is significant because it is the first of several states earmarked for Shawarma Press locations in 2024.

A ribbon cutting event held recently at the new Johns Creek Shawarma Press included remarks from local dignitaries, including Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce officials Robin Buckley, CEO, and Vice President Rich Lockhart. The Shawarma Press leadership team in attendance included Shahed, Ayoub, and Yacoub Sabri and Owner Representative Mr. Khalid Enaya.

“Currently we are planning two more locations in Georgia as well as another franchise unit in Kansas. In addition, there are multi-unit deals we expect to materialize at the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference in March 2024,” says Abublan. “But now we are excited about introducing authentic Shawarma and Mediterranean flavors to Georgia, as the Johns Creek area has a diverse customer base with sophisticated palates.”

Since opening the first restaurant at its headquarters in Irving, Texas, in 2017, award-winning Shawarma Press® is the nation’s first authentic shawarma franchise. The brand is rapidly expanding with multiple locations in Texas, including several operating in Walmart stores in Plano, San Antonio, Georgetown and Arlington, as well as a new flagship store that recently opened last month in downtown Dallas. Shawarma Press plans to open as many as 50 locations throughout the country in the next 5 years. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Shawarma Press

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