Detroit’s Best Burger is Prepared Halal in a Gas Station — Cooking in America

– [Chef] Growing up as kids,
we’d see all these burgers and hotdogs and then we
couldn’t eat the hamburger because it’s not halal. Our whole play on this was to
make classic American food, but make it halal so
everyone can enjoy it. (funky music) – How are you, I’m Mo. Nice to meet you.
– Hey Mo. – Ali, nice to meet you.
– Ali. – Come around and we’ll
have them open up for you. – I see where the secrets are right? – Secrets. This right here, Sheldon,
these are our patties. We get ’em all done every morning. – [Sheldon] Your own unique blend. – Own unique blend, own marinade, hundred percent halal beef. We use this, our spicy
mayo that we make here, and then this is the Taystee sauce. – [Sheldon] I mean, this is a
burger spot in a gas station, you guys are not holding back. – [Mo] We do everything fresh,
fresh ingredients every day. – Alright we’re gonna do the burger that got you guys the trophy. – Yes, we’re doing the nacho burger. Onions, jalapenos, hundred
percent halal beef patty. This burger has three different
kinds of cheese on it: pepper jack, swiss, we get our jalapenos and our grilled onions on there, American, and it holds it all together. Because it’s halal, we
have to use beef bacon. – We got nacho cheese at the bottom, then the whole nacho part,
you gotta get the crunch. This is my favorite part of the burger. Perfect burger right there. – The championship trophy for it right here.
– Yes sir. – We beat 20 restaurants out
with Doritos on a burger, out of a gas station.
– Alright. Detroit is one of the most
diverse cities in Michigan. – You’ve been here your whole life? – I’ve been here my whole life, born and raised here.
– Born and raised. So was Ali, both our
fathers came from Lebanon. They came, they learned, they work hard. – They built the good work ethic for us. – They always, oh, we came with nothing, We did this,
– Yeah. you guys had everything,
what are you gonna do now? – So, now we gotta make
it a little bigger. – So now we gotta keep going, we gotta take it up to the next level. We get a special cut of steak just for us that’s shredded down. It’s also marinated. We only cook it only on Wednesdays. (upbeat rock music) (heavy EDM music) – Your grandfather came here from– – He came here from
Lebanon to work at Ford, and then he just, one
day he couldn’t take it, so he started working at
a couple gas stations, and then he bought one, bought two, and started a little empire on his own. – Ali’s dad actually
got my dad his first job at one of the gas stations.
– Alright. My dad came with like 50
dollars in his pocket, couldn’t speak the language,
had to learn English. It was pretty cool how
all their hard work, and giving us good lives and– – Chance to do the same thing. – This guy was 21 at the time, but, I’m telling you, straight business genius. For real, for real.
– My man. – At that time, you were
going to culinary school. – Yup, and he actually texted me, he said, you wanna just, you know, let’s partner up, let’s do it together. I still remember that text I sent him, I was like, let’s build our burger empire. – [Ali] People are driving
from different states like North Carolina or Ohio, that have high Muslim populations, and they’ll even come eat here just because they know Taystee’s
has really good halal food. – This is the champion, – It’s the champ burger right there.
– This is the one – that you guys are known for. There’s a lot going on in there. – Yeah, oh yeah, a lotta flavor. – But it all makes
sense, you know it’s good when it gets all over your face too. Then you get the spice
and then the crunch, it’s like a big fondue
– Yeah. on top of it. And then that beef bacon. – You like that beef bacon? – I’ve never had that before. West coast fries, top it
off with nacho cheese, that Taystee sauce made
from like unicorn tears. (laughing) – It’s top secret. – And I’ve been hearing,
you’re in Detroit, you gotta do a Coney Island,
and this is the Taystee style. – Yep. – Oh yeah. And this is based on like a cheese steak. – That one sells out every Wednesday. – Beefy, but it has
that spice blend to it. I can see why it sells out, bro. – You know a lot of people were like, what, I’m not gonna go
eat at a gas station. But then they come in and
they’re like, wow okay. Being able to pump out this kind of volume and this kind of quality of food from the station has really been, has really been awesome,
– Yeah it’s been amazing. And we put pride into what we do. – There’s nothing more American than– – Burger and a hot dog.
– Hundred percent, yeah. – A burger and a hot dog
– Hot dog, exactly. and french fries. Building a spot for the community. – Being able to give them
classic American food that they can actually eat and trust it’s halal.
– In the heart of Detroit. – I know that behind that too is a family that kinda instilled those values in you too.
– Oh yeah. – My mom, for sure, a hundred percent. – Mom’s behind the counter. – No, she’s the best.
– The Taystee’s Mom. Taystee’s Mom right
there, she’s the big boss. The whole family invited me, you’ll catch my grandpa coming
and yelling at me, my dad. (laughing) So I could help Mommy too. – Now you guy’s got Detroit’s back. – It’s true, and I think
Detroit as a whole too, a lot of times big names fail here. You see a lot of small businesses, a lot of people who are running their own businesses, like Taystee’s. – I applaud you guys, your work ethic goes straight into the product. – [Cook] Like the chicken,
it’s the best chicken in the whole town, that’s what people say. – [Woman] We put a little bit mustard, so we cook it like high. When we done with that we have to fry it.

100 comments on “Detroit’s Best Burger is Prepared Halal in a Gas Station — Cooking in America”

  1. Slim Shady says:

    Why are there even Muslims in Germany many turks eat non helal but they won't eat pork

  2. N Z says:

    I am going there asap!!!

  3. Ellie Destiny says:

    Looks delicious 😋

  4. nisko C says:

    I live in Detroit, taystees is fire

  5. Jeobany Marquez says:

    All Looks Yum! I'm in N.VA put I support and if I am ever around I'm make sure I stop by… man the food looks delicious and I understand you'll story… Great Job ! I'm hungry all of a sudden!

  6. Anais Gouati says:

    Arabs are so fine omggg

  7. Moe Nasri says:

    Why all the arabs in the US named MO ?

  8. nurani a says:

    detroit? halal? omg i'm so proud of my city 😭

  9. Kevin Lemus says:

    Don’t they add gunpowder

  10. lalaleenax says:

    Mashallah God bless!!! Looks delicious 😋

  11. moyetee2 says:

    I'm from Ohio State my cousin took me to one of their gas stations to get their food your sandwiches are really good even though I stay in California now every time I go back east my cousin always drive me to Detroit it's either that or Steak and Shake

  12. Shafali Begum says:

    I neeeeed to go here but I live in England 😩😭

  13. hb B says:

    Dam now i have a reason to visit detroit son!

  14. ExpoGamingTv says:

    Why this recommended to me during Ramadan. Btw lmao the burgers slap but Idk bout the fries

  15. Movie Hunter says:

    Ramadhan Kareem ❤

  16. Torb 1 Trick says:

    i was with you until 1:15

  17. Torb 1 Trick says:

    they drain all the blood?

  18. Yeonmin Yui says:

    Don't recommended watching it when u r fasting 🤤

  19. KeniMeow says:

    Look freshh

  20. Dxrk Crztal says:

    Waitt..muka mcm org melayu bhaii host😱 the host face like malaysian -malay face

  21. Fjerid says:

    Watching this during the ramadan wasn’t such a bright idea.

  22. FISABILILLAH says:

    Legend has it that once you eat a halal burger you magically become a Muslim…try it if you don’t believe me

  23. SON GOKU says:

    how is that halal when there is beacon in it you can use cow beef jerky

  24. Jane says:


  25. Masa Ikramul Haq says:

    Am fasting & i want it all for Iftar now. 😋🇸🇦


    Yeah guess I won't eat there it's against my religion to support Islam. Why cause I can I don't live with eating restrictions cause some guy a long time ago said so. Unlike the true King.

  27. sandra w says:

    Lebanese peeps ayyy gang

  28. Nendra Primasta says:

    Uploaded in 2017 but recommended during Ramadhan in 2019. YouTube algo thought, "let's see how strong you can fight my temptation" 😂😂😂

  29. d6rk says:

    Whats crazy is burger spots like these always better than BK, McDonalds & Wendys

  30. bently629 says:

    They need a new location. I feel they will have a bigger volume of customers

  31. Absolute Bollocks says:

    I forgot they were in a gas station for a moment

  32. Curly hair don’t care says:

    What is halal?

  33. A A says:


  34. visho89 says:

    Halal, non halal it's the same thing. Jews and Muslims like to behave exquisite with their kosher and halal crap.

  35. mohamed belhaj says:

    Enjoy guys,here in Europe its the end of halal meat, its not allowed anymore in belgium,i have to Drive to France wich IS 1 hour from my Home to get a piece of halal meat

  36. Damie says:

    Man yt is killing me right now, I'm fasting and they recommended me this?

  37. Jihad Ardaty says:

    Man I’m from Lebanon and I love making food too

  38. God Fist says:


  39. please get off my channel says:

    burger exists
    Nibbas: fat 100

  40. Moe Attal says:

    Why am I watching this after I just ate during Ramadan and can t breathe or look at food

  41. Michael Jackson says:

    Ffs it’s 6pm and I haven’t eaten. BURGERS TONIGHT BABY

  42. Tae Ayumu says:

    How I wish I can have those for iftar

  43. daOrangeDoom says:

    Religion of piss

  44. Dont click My Profile Pict says:

    C'mon youtube, stop giving me a recommendations about food, it's ramadan

  45. majid .k says:

    I wanna go to America now just to eat this 😭😭

  46. Vankruze says:

    Real talk though, think about investing in a new location. Find somewhere else away from a gas station.

  47. Sumayyah Careem says:

    I’m fasting tho 🙂😩

  48. Naim Alif says:

    Why this come up to my feed during Ramadhan? 😭

  49. Practical Islamic Finance says:

    Will visit this place next time I’m in Detroit. Maybe on Eid InshAllah

  50. Muberra says:


  51. Danish Ghani says:

    Gordon Ramsay enters chat…

  52. Apaam 64 says:


  53. Alaa prime says:

    i think youtube recommend it every ramadan 😀

  54. gakbrenti says:

    what is beef bacon?

  55. MrSamer83 says:

    I still have Detroit on my bucket list and if I'm in Dearborn I plan to check it out!!! 😀

  56. delivrex says:

    me like, me want lol yummm

  57. Luuc Van Wijk says:

    These burgers are so good looking

  58. Moeid Nasir says:

    Went here for Iftar yesterday with some friends and the food was AMAZING!! I got the notch yo burger with spicy fries and it was soo good, i’ll definitely go again!

  59. chavleeey says:

    imagine not eating meat because of a book

  60. Diamondxfile gaming says:

    Glad Im only watching this iftar. Hope it doesnt show up again

  61. Sherjeel Chaudhry says:

    Because everyone's been watching Halal food ideas for Iftar, it's OK everyone's recommended list however I searched it up lol 😀😀

  62. ITZRAYYAN says:

    Im in England and watching this is in ramadan 😩😩😩

  63. Noora Kayed says:

    Allahumma enni sa’ema 😢😂💔

  64. destructive dan says:

    this is making me cry bc i know i can never have these burgers in the near future

  65. James Zgorzelski says:

    Didn't wanna like it I'll be honest but those look great. Nice job. Just the type of immigrants America wants. I'd scarf that down anytime

  66. ILham Wahyu says:

    Alhamdulillah… really appreciate it, inshallah will eat this soon. Halal Burger alhamdulillah. ❤️


    Why can’t there be something like this in the uk?

  68. WA786K says:

    Man thats Amazing

  69. HappyLongNose says:

    Please make one in the UK

  70. Mehedi Hasan says:

    You guys really need to make a spot in nyc…that’s 10 hours of drive for me but this is something I really wanna have😕

  71. Joshua Bates says:

    Franchise! Ali is so cute too!

  72. ★_Vizualize_★ says:

    Watching this in Ramadan. Not helping me.

  73. 1- 20 - 7 LG says:

    Detroits best Buger coming out a gas station tells you a lot.

  74. Joseph Campbell says:

    Me : looking at clock still 4/5 hours for Iftar .
    YouTube Recommendation : Best Halal Burger in America .

  75. Hasib Dreyar says:

    Its so nice to see halal burgers in America. Wish all burger and meet are halal coz i Don't think other religions have problem eating halal meat

  76. Kākāpō says:

    Halal means death in Hungarian (Halál)

  77. Arya Zal says:

    Eater Awesome Job

  78. hal al says:

    Anything that is forbidden in Islam is only forbidden because it can bring harm to you Islam cares about health.

  79. Free Uyghur! says:


  80. Spring Nash says:

    Youtube's conspiring to make me swallow my saliva by recommending all these food videos 😂😂 in Ramadhan. The thing is I still click it because the image is too click bait 😅

  81. kaito tatsuya says:

    Why ,YouTube….I'm fasting right now …

  82. Nutshell says:

    Happy eid mubarak all!!

  83. Ibrahim mohammed says:

    There’s no such a thing called halal prepared, there’s however halal products. It means all the contents within it are halal.

  84. Ahmad Salem says:

    Imagine Gordon Ramsay trying the place out… would love to see and hear his reaction(s)

  85. Rohith Sarcar Photography says:

    halal so everyone can enjoy them…lol. Hala is so painful to the animal

  86. Muntasir Alam Pulok says:

    Is this video halal?

  87. Oumama Khatun says:

    I NEED THIS 😍🤤

  88. Megumin OP says:

    Ive never heard of this place even tho most of the halal food in detriot was in dearborn. I am gonna stick by my opinion and say famous hamburger is still the best halal burger in Dearborn.

  89. Younes Zreika says:

    America baby “

  90. kubasonic says:

    Does this place sell donairs? Are donairs a thing in Detroit as they are in western Canada with the large Lebanese population?

  91. PooPoo Head says:

    Subhanala these kafirs serve haram meat

  92. Diguinho Didi says:

    Mashalla may Allah (swt) help you guys and to all brothers and sister with a good initiative

  93. John Derkacz says:

    Great to see a young entrepreneur that gets it in Metro Detroit! I'm sorry for the Muslim's that watched this during Ramadan. I'll check you guys out next time I'm down southwest.

  94. Bernard Ryan says:

    Muslims hate dogs and kill them frequently for fun. Izlam is a death cult of fear and oppression that casts fear on the world.

  95. Toxic Thistle says:

    If it's Halal, spit it out.
    Google Halal slaughter of animals. It will make you sick to your stomach.

  96. Elfina Murni Awangahad says:

    I wanna go America just for thissssss

  97. Shazed Ahmed says:

    Recently i visited this place all the way from New York. ALHAMDULILLAH THE NACHO BURGER was really good

  98. Vladimir Putin says:

    Poor cows. A slow painful death.

  99. Zach says:

    Lebanese :DD

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