January 20, 2020
With more than 3 million restaurant listed on its crowd-sourced review forum, , determining the top eatery nationwide was no small chore for Yelp—but a food truck serving Middle Eastern fare has been named number one on the service’s list of “Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020,” CBS News reports.
And it’s so popular, if you’re interested in ordering, you should save a little extra time for lunch: In San Diego’s South Park, the line of customers to get to the Shawarma Guys food truck stretches around the corner.
They don’t have an exclusive address or a single Michelin star—but they do get 530 reviews and five full stars on the site. Iraqi-American chef Bryan Zeto opened up in front of his friend’s liquor store 11 months ago after he quit his job selling cell phones. His father Samer is a sous chef.
The key ingredient in their popular beef plate is wagyu beef from Australia.
“We would have regulars come three to four times a week. Some people would come twice a day,” Zeto stold CBS News. “We have been working 12 to 13 hours a day, every day for the past year. But it is fun. I love what I do now.”
Currently, he serves up to 900 plates a day. “The business quadrupled overnight. We had lines a block and a half up,” Zeto said.
But he said the best part is driving a dream, with his dad in the passenger seat. “Anything for my kids,” Samer said. “Anything for my son to be successful.”
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