German Doner Kebab recently opened its 50th restaurant in the UK. The fast-casual brand reached the landmark following the launch of its new restaurant in Peterborough.
It has forged ahead with relentless growth during the pandemic, opening 13 new restaurants and creating in the region of 500 jobs across the country. Key new locations opened in 2020 include Nottingham and Bradford, as well as additional sites in London and Edinburgh.
CEO Imran Sayeed said: “Reaching 50 restaurants in the UK is a huge moment in our story and represents a huge achievement for everyone in the German Doner Kebab family. We have found ourselves in very challenging times; however, we have remained agile and responsive to a fast-changing landscape, reaching our customers in new ways and developing exciting new products.”
Now employing over 1,500 people throughout the country, the brand opened the 50 UK outlets during the past three years and boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven. It is growing at great pace with 73 restaurants in total in UK Europe and the Middle East, and now expanding into the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Ireland.