A halal burger joint is finding traction next to the Shell gas station at the busy corner of W. Eisenhower and Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. Taystee’s Burgers opened in January, joining locations in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.

Since then, owner Ali Jawad has already opened a fourth, in Warren, with stores in Taylor, St. Clair Shores, and Southgate in the works. Most are small storefronts sited in conjunction with gas stations, a strategy to appeal to convenience-minded customers, station owners, and potential franchisees.

The shop near the southwest edge of Ann Arbor is predominantly takeout, with just a few tables near the front windows.

Cheeseburgers start at $7.99 for a five-ounce patty with basic toppings and sauce. Customized and specialty burgers make for some creative combinations, which include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Several styles of fries, chicken, and beef hot dogs complement the menu offerings, with milkshakes and smoothies for a sweet finish.

Taystee’s Burgers, 2689 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. (734) 263–2208. Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. noon–10:15 p.m. taysteesburger.com/locations/ann-arbor.html