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Pita-Slinger Naf Naf Grill Showers Downtown With Free Food

Incoming chain is giving away lunch Wednesday, October 18

Assorted dishes at Naf Naf Grill.
Photo: Naf Naf Grill

Grab-and-go import Naf Naf Grill, which serves hummus, BYO pita sandwiches, and coin-shaped fries, debuts in D.C. Wednesday, October 18 with free food for all.

The Middle Eastern-themed chain, which has a strong presence in Chicago and Philadelphia, is now open for business at 1875 K Street NW (formerly the Protein Bar space). On Wednesday, guests can devour free pita sandwiches, fries and a drink from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last).

The 2,600-square-foot location serves up custom salads, falafel, spit-roasted shawarma, assorted sauces, Basmati rice dishes, and protein-topped couscous. The centerpiece is an open kitchen and bakery, and bowls and pita sandwiches are assembled in front of customers. See full menu here.

Naf Naf Grill
Photo: Naf Naf Grill

An outside patio will be open when weather permits.

Naf Naf joins homegrown establishments Amsterdam Falafel and Shawafel, as well as expansion-minded New Yorkers The Halal Guys, in the hunt for fans of quick-service dining. Naf Naf is also expected to scale up in D.C.

“We believe D.C. will fall in love with our mouthwatering, authentic Middle Eastern food, in which case, we’d look to grow our presence in D.C.,” a Naf Naf aide tells Eater.

For the month of October, Naf Naf will donate $1 for every entrée sold to charity organization No Kid Hungry in D.C. The grand opening is slated for Thursday, October 19.

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