German Doner Kebab Announces Scottish Expansion Plans

Daniel Bruce GDK UK MD
Daniel Bruce GDK UK MD

Glasgow-headquartered German Doner Kebab has announced plans to expand across Scotland.

The gourmet doner kebab chain has opened stores in Dundee and Glasgow over the past 12 months as it responds to growing consumer demand for its healthy kebabs.

Now the fast-food chain is set to open three more stores during 2019, including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

A second Glasgow branch and Edinburgh outlet on Lothian Road are scheduled to open their doors in July with Aberdeen set for early in the fourth quarter.

The expansion will see a total investment of over £2m in Scotland alone and will create in the region of 150 jobs.

German Doner Kebab is part of the Hero Brands group.

The brand is one of the UK’s fastest growing restaurant chains with 33 outlets opened during the past two years.

The business also has a growth pipeline of 350 sold units in place over the next seven years.

GDK UK MD Daniel Bunce, said: “As a business with its heart in Scotland, we are very excited to be announcing further growth plans across the country.

“Our idea of bringing a gourmet kebab that is healthy and nutritionally balanced has truly resonated with consumers in Scotland, and this has been reflected in the huge success of our stores in Dundee and Glasgow.

“Our new outlets in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen will give us key strategic locations to reach more consumers whilst also creating significant job opportunities throughout the country.

“We will also continue to explore and identify new opportunities as we forge ahead with an aggressive growth strategy for Scotland and the rest of the UK,” he added.

German Doner Kebab currently operates stores in the UK, Sweden, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.

The Scottish growth plans follows news that the brand is embarking on plans to expand into Saudi Arabia. The Ajlan and Brothers Group has been signed-up as the master franchisee, with a development agreement of 100 stores over the next ten years.

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