Shawarma is one of the most popular snack on the world. It is greatly welcomed by people, especially in some Asian countries, African countries and middle east countries. People love it is because its yummy taste and attractive look. They can putted inside crepe and pancakes to make some fast food and snacks. If you still thinking opening a what kind food business, you can try sell shawarma, Its competition is much smaller than coffee, juice and some normal food. Instead of opening a Shawarma kiosk in mall, you can choose to open an outdoor Shawarma firstly. Outdoor shawarma kiosk will use weather-proof materials, such as aluminum composite panel, steel or fiberglass. For inside work counters, the countertop as usually can use stone or stainless steel.

Equipment needs in a shawarma restaurant

To start a shawarma business, you need to order all equipment needed. Well, what machines are needed in an outdoor Shawama kiosk?

Here I list some normal used equipment to make Shawarma

  • Shawarma Grill

Shawarma grill is the main machine to make shawarma.You’d better to choose electric shawarma grill.

  • Electric griddle
  • Freezer – for frozen meat and some products
  • Set of meat pickers
  • Meat scraper tool
  • Water sink, pump, tanks
  • Ventilation and cooling fan
  • POS equipment
  • Display refrigerate for drinks/snacks you sell

These equipment can be a reference, you can choose the machines as your needs and real situation. Myfoodkiosk can help you build your shawarma kiosk, at same time we also supply the equipment.

How to open a street shawarma stall?

If you also want to start an outdoor food business, you can try sell Shawarma. It is very suitable for people who are new started, only need little cost.

Well, how to open an outdoor shawarma kiosk? What preparations you need do?

  • Market and competitor analysis

Firstly you need to check the consumer groups and their consumption preferences.

Second,location choose. This location need have a lot of people pass by and have convenient transportation.

Third, you need to know your competitors

When you open a shawarma kiosk, you need to check if there have kiosks or food trailer sell shawarma too as you. This is very important.

  • Choose a good location

A good location will helps your business a lot. It can help your sales.

These locations can be good choice:

  • 1) Busy intersection

There is a lot of traffic at the intersection and people will stop while waiting for the traffic lights. If there is a food booth selling gourmet food at this time, they will be willing to buy it.

  • 2) Near school

The students are huge consumer group. Sell some snacks at the school gate, fast food will be very popular.

  • 3) Close to large shopping malls

The shopping mall has a very large flow of people and high spending power. Opening a shawarma in a large shopping mall is a good option.

  • Obtain appropriate approvals and certificates

Before starting a food business you must first obtain the appropriate certificates and licenses. You need a health permit, city approval, and a fire department permit.

  • Financial Planning

Before opening a shawarma kiosk, take all costs into account and have sufficient funds ready. You need to consider these costs:

  • 1) The cost of purchasing a shawarma stall
  • 2) Employee’s salary
  • 3) Purchase the required equipment
  • 4) Purchase products and raw materials
  • 5) Advertising expenses
  • 6) Utility bills


  • Develop marketing plans and plans

Even for a small business, some marketing is necessary. If you want to attract the people passing by and stand out, you need to focus on the marketing and planning of your product. You can put some funny slogans outside your kiosk, tempting food promotion posters. A prominent logo is also very important. In addition, you can do some promotions and price concessions to attract customers. You can also use social media for marketing, which can also bring you a lot of customers.


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