Yelp's top restaurant in the country is a shawarma food truck

Shawarma truck named top place to eat
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Last Updated Jan 21, 2020 5:10 PM EST

San Diego — In San Diego's South Park, the line of customers to get to the Shawarma Guys food truck stretches around the corner. 

They don't have an exclusive address or a single Michelin star. But according to Yelp's new list of "Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020," the Shawarma Guys is now the number one restaurant in the country. 

Iraqi-American chef Bryan Zeto opened up in front of his friend's liquor store 11 months ago after he quit his job selling cell phones. His father Samer is a sous chef. There's even crowd control.

The key ingredient in their popular beef plate is wagyu beef from Australia.

"We would have regulars come three to four times a week. Some people would come twice a day," Zeto said. "We have been working 12 to 13 hours a day, every day for the past year. But it is fun. I love what I do now."

The Shawarma Guys food truck was named the top place to eat in 2020 by Yelp. CBS News

Yelp chose his business after he got a perfect five stars in nearly all 500 online reviews. But he is hardly a celebrity chef. CBS News found him most alive in his kitchen, where he serves up to 900 plates a day. "The business quadrupled overnight. We had lines a block and a half up," Zeto said.

But he said the best part is driving a dream, with his dad in the passenger seat.  "Anything for my kids," Samer said. "Anything for my son to be successful."