- "Have you ever tried shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it."
- ―Iron Man
Battle of New York
During the Battle of New York, Iron Man entered the mouth of a Leviathan, provoking a series of explosion inside that managed to kill it. He crash-landed in front of the Shawarma Palace, an establishment that caught his attention before being ambushed by a series of Chitauri.
Having defeated the Chitauri, Tony Stark suggested taking a vacation and trying Shawarma at the Shawarma Palace, a nearby establishment, but Thor noted that they had not finished yet. Together, the six Avengers went to confront Loki, who surrendered and now accepted the drink Iron Man offered him earlier.
The Avengers then gathered at the Shawarma Palace, eating quietly being exhausted from the battle.
James Rhodes arrived at New York City, being unable to arrive earlier as he was ambushed by a Ten Rings cell in Hong Kong, and was surprised to see that the "situation" that made Stark call him for help, and that prevented backup for him in Hong Kong, was an alien invasion.
Rhodes tracked Stark's signal and entered the Shawarma Palace, where Stark invited him to pull up a chair and eat with them.
Behind the Scenes
- It has been reported that shawarma sales increased incredibly immediately after the release of The Avengers.
- During the filming of the scene in the Shawarma Palace, Chris Evans has his hand on his face to cover the beard he had grown for another role in order to stay in character. Jeremy Renner revealed in an interview with Variety that filming the scene was a very frustrating experience for Evans, who had to spend hours having prosthetics put on his face for a scene that only lasted a few seconds.