FAST CASUAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Tech-focused Lebanese kebab chain Kababji to open in Wimbledon

Kababji will feature kiosks and apps to help customers order and track their food.

The new Wimbledon store will feature a healthy menu, serving wraps, grilled skewered meat, and vegetarian items like aubergine grill, falafel, haloumi, and hummus.

Customers will be given the option to order in-store or takeaway with kiosks that allow them to order and track the progress of food via screens. An app which aims to streamline the ordering process will also be available to let them order their food directly from their tables.

Ziad Joumblat, managing director at Joël Robuchon International and chairman of Big Ferdinand Restaurant Group, will be managing the business with Douglas Smillie, former director of Busaba Eathai and Tapas Revolution. Kababji’s UK operations team will be headed by Hylton Patterson, the previous Head of Commercial and Franchise of Tortilla Mexican Grill.

The company announced that it has invested over £500,000 in developing its first UK restaurant, and plans to expand to central London in the future.

“Wimbledon is our first urban village opening, before we expand into central London and throughout the rest of the UK,” Patterson said. “With several different formats and approaches in place, we have a number of new store openings set for 2019.”

Photo credit: Kababji Facebook

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