A Mediterranean specialist from Chicago called Naf Naf Grill will be opening in Frisco according to a Restaurant News article from June 15 which reports,
“Naf Naf is continuing to “fan the flame” of growth as the rapidly growing brand prepares to introduce its fresh Middle Eastern cuisine to the Lone Star State.
Texas’ first three Naf Naf Grills will be opened by INAA Restaurant, LLC. The company is led by President Amirali Didarali, a successful entrepreneur and self-professed “foodie.” Didarali, along with his partners, recognize the importance of the hospitality industry to the communities it serves. They are now actively investing in restaurant franchise opportunities to live their passion for food and breathe much needed life back into the industry post-Covid. Along with Didarali, INAA’s Operating Partner is Aamir Rajan. Rajan is a Chipotle veteran and seasoned operator. He also firmly believes in the potential of Naf Naf after experiencing the brand’s quality Middle Eastern food and welcoming atmosphere in his hometown of Chicago.
“Thanks to my background with Chipotle, I know the hallmarks of a great brand and I’m able to spot one that’s worth investing in,” Rajan said. “I fell in love with Naf in Chicago and saw how much potential the brand has, so I wanted to bring its fresh and flavorful food to Texas. DFW is a hub for great restaurants, but Naf offers a culinary experience unlike any other, which will make it a standout brand in Frisco.”
Naf is making fresh Middle Eastern cuisine a mainstream favorite across the United States. Inspired by tradition, Naf’s genuine hospitality paired with handmade dishes derived from Old World recipes create a welcoming atmosphere where guests are invited to fan the flame of culinary exploration.”
But Naf Naf’s experience is entirely different even if its menu is strictly Mediterranean according to a Dallas Observer article from June 21. They say,
“When you place an order at Naf Naf, you can customize your own entrée as stuffed pita sandwich or a bowl. With its fresh ingredients and handmade recipes, this much like a Middle Eastern Chipotle.
Eater in Chicago lists Naf Naf there as an excellent downtown lunch option writing, “What separates it from the competition is the quality — the fluffy bread is baked on site, juicy chicken shawarma comes straight off the spit, and the falafel bear a perfectly crisp exterior.”
For a bowl, you can pick a base like basmati rice, couscous, salad greens or a Middle Eastern spread like hummus or baba ganoush. Then choose a protein like chicken shawarma, steak, crispy chicken schnitzel or falafel. From there, you can choose from a range of toppings like onions, purple cabbage and tomato-cucumber salad and finish it off with one of Naf Naf’s signature sauces.”
Naf Naf Grill is set to open its 34th location on July 12.