German Doner Kebab to pursue 'relentless UK growth'

By James McAllister

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German Doner Kebab to pursue 'relentless UK growth' plan

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Fast-casual chain German Doner Kebab is planning to open a new restaurant every two weeks between now and the end of the year.

The brand says it is now serving up more than £1m worth of kebabs every week across its 33 UK outlets, and is now set to open 14 further restaurants by the end of the year in regional locations including Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen as part of a ‘relentless UK growth' plan.

The group says the expansion will see a total investment of over £6m, and create in the region of 200 jobs.

Founded in Germany in 1989, German Doner Kebab launched in the UK in 2016 and has since opened in locations including London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

“Our idea of bringing a gourmet kebab that is healthy and nutritionally balanced has been a massive hit with UK consumers, and this has been reflected in the huge growth we have already achieved in the past two years,” says Imran Sayeed, the CEO of German Doner Kebab.

“We have developed a strong growth pipeline with some of the UK’s most established franchise entrepreneurs and our focus will be to work closely with them to identify new sites and respond to the growing consumer demand across the UK.”

The UK growth plans follows news that the brand is looking to expand into Saudi Arabia, with further growth also planned for North America.

As well as the UK, German Doner Kebab currently operates restaurants in Sweden, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.

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