German doner to create 480 jobs, with 12 new UK-based restaurants

Thursday, October 22, 2020

German Döner Kebab has announced plans to open another twelve restaurants in the UK this year and create 480 jobs by the end of 2020, as it moves ahead with its growth plans in the face of upheaval in the hospitality industry.

The group came to the UK in 2016 and now runs 47 restaurants on those coasts.

The company have been reporting growth in sales since reopening entirely, buoyed by openings and the government programme Eat Out To Help Out.

It said that same-store sales in Britain climbed 46% in August, compared with the previous year.

The expansion will lead to additional locations in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bradford, Plymouth and London.

The chain was established in Germany in 1989 but began a franchise in the UK in 2016 with a plan by United Brands.

The UK-headquartered company also outlined plans to open additional international locations, with openings in Canadian, Sweden and Saudi-Arabia planned.

Imran Sayeed, COO of the company, said: "Our game-changing kebabs are revolutionising the kebab and we are excited to be announcing these latest growth plans.