German Doner Kebab to open a dozen new sites before the end of the year

By Joe Lutrario

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German Doner Kebab UK expansion

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Fast casual franchise German Doner Kebab is planning to open a further 12 restaurants by the end of the year.

The group arrived in the UK in 2016 and currently operates 47 restaurants on these shores.

Key new locations in the expansion include Liverpool, Nottingham, Bradford, Plymouth and additional sites in London and Edinburgh.

Further international growth in 2020 includes two new sites in Canada, two in Sweden and one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The gourmet kebab chain has also announced significant rise in same-store sales in August following its participation in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, up 46% from the same period last year.

Total sales for August were also up 139% on August 2019.

“We have found ourselves in very challenging times however there continues to be a huge demand for the German Doner Kebab experience throughout the UK and our international growth regions,” says CEO Imran Sayeed.

“We are excited to build further momentum in our plans for growth and to be creating hundreds of new jobs throughout the country as we maintain our mission of building the fast-casual brand of the future.”

“We have always been primarily positioned as a dine-in consumer proposition, providing a new experience that appeals to a new generation of customers, who are attracted to our modern environment, healthy great-tasting food, and quick serving times."

“However, in line with the UK Government’s guidance during Lockdown we quickly re-modelled our offering to expand our click and collect takeaway."

“Our recent performance is testament to our wider strategy of product innovation, the ingenuity and speed of our operational team and the support we have had from our partners."

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