Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Update: Hot Harry's to give away 3,640 Cinco de Mayo burritos

Brothers Isa (left) and Bishir Ali in front of their newest restaurant.
UPDATE (4/26/17): All seven Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos locations in New York and Massachusetts will be giving away limited edition Hot Harry’s / Cinco de Mayo T-shirts to the first 80 customers on Friday, May 5. Certain menu items also will be discounted. And, all customers that day will be eligible to win a free burrito each week for a year. Ten winners will be chosen per store, so the total combined count of free burritos is 3,640.

(Originally published 3/3/17)

Another Hot Harry's burrito restaurant has opened in the Berkshires. Brothers Isa and Bishir Ali just opened a location in the Union Block at 403 Main Street in Dalton, MA, the location of O’Laughlin’s Pharmacy for nearly 40 years. 

Their connection to the brand is solid. They already own and operate the Hot Harry’s at 724 Tyler Street in Pittsfield, MA, that their father, Faisal Ali, and his nephew Samir Abdallah opened in 2004. Abdallah currently is executive vice president of the Hot Harry’s group.

Overall, Hot Harry's now has seven locations. Two are in the Capital Region -- in the Hannaford Shopping Center at 596 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, and at 1625 Union Street in Schenectady. Further brand expansion is being eyed by Richard Tarascio, who became company president in 2015.

“We’re poised for growth,” Tarascio said. “We hold monthly 'Discovery Days' to introduce prospective franchisees to our concept, brand and business model.” The next is scheduled for Tuesday March 21. Reservations for it may be made by calling Tarascio at (413) 747-1535.

The Dalton location is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (413) 300-0028.

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