BEIRUT: Sales have jumped as high as 80 percent at some U.S. shawarma joints due to a reference in a scene from the popular movie “The Avengers,” reported TMZ.
The scene takes place with Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) discussing visiting a nearby shop to try shawarma.
"Have you ever tried shawarma?" Iron Man asks Captain America. "There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I want to try it."
After the film ends and the credits role, another scene shows the super-hero team silently eating shawarmas.
According to TMZ, Ro-Ro's Chicken, a Hollywood shawarma shop, has had sales shoot up over 80 percent due to the movie's allude to shawarma.