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By Mike Hazlip—
Signage announcing a future Falafel Corner restaurant has recently appeared next to Round Table Pizza on Sunrise Boulevard, near Antelope Road.
Falafel Corner currently has seven locations in the greater-Sacramento area, as well as one in Fremont. The restaurant advertises Halal meats, and an online menu shows staples like hamburgers along with Mediterranean favorites such as falafels, wraps, and gyros.
Reviewers on Yelp give the area’s locations average ratings above 4-out-of-5 stars, highlighting crispy falafel, vegetarian options, generous portions, and reasonable pricing. Appetizers include quesadillas, Dolma, chicken wings, and Philly fries. Hummus, pita, and fries are available as side dishes, with Baklava and turkish delight listed as sweets.
Contact information for the company is not posted online, except for direct phone numbers of the various franchise locations. A general manager of one of the restaurant’s franchises on Morse Avenue said he did not have any details on plans for a Citrus Heights location.
Interior renovation at the site at 7700 Sunrise Blvd. can be observed underway, with brown paper covering the windows. A contractor working at the site last month said the business was expected to open sometime in January.
The website Open Corporates lists the Falafel Corner Franchising Corp owner as Sajad Shakoor with a primary address in the Natomas area. News reports by Sacramento News and Review and a Diablo Valley College student newspaper show Shakoor found success in the restaurant industry after serving more than 20 years in prison and has become an advocate for programs to help individuals with felony convictions gain employment.
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