These two twenty-somethings just introduced a food concept to a neighborhood they know and love.
The Halal Hut, a fast-casual restaurant that has two other locations in Centereach and Bellport, recently opened its third spot at 1075 North Country Road in Stony Brook.
“My partner Ras is actually a Stony Brook alumni for undergrad and was in the MBA program, so he is really excited about this spot,” said co-owner, Daiyan Chowdhury. “I didn’t go to Stony Brook, but I grew up in Port Jefferson close by.”
Halal Hut’s concept is a Chipotle-style ordering system where patrons can pick from a selection of proteins and vegetables and choose to have it all over rice, salad, or in a pita, and then add toppings.
Their menu also features fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, Philly cheesesteak, empanadas and more.
Chowdhury and Rasif Choudhury plan to host their grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting on Friday, Sept. 2, with some free food, music. Brookhaven Councilman Jonathan Kornreich is also expected to be on hand.
The longtime family friends are excited to bring their business to a community they feel such a strong attachment to, they said.
“Opening here definitely means a lot to us,” Chowdhury said.
Photo: Halal Hut courtesy photo (Facebook)