German Doner Kebab to open first Saudi Arabia restaurant in November

It is slated to have 100 restaurants over the next five years as part of a master franchise deal.

German Doner Kebab (GDK) is set to open its first restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November.

The Ajlan Bin Ajlan Group has been signed-up as the fast casual chain’s master franchisee in Saudi Arabia, with a development agreement of 100 restaurants over the next five years.

The brand recently opened its first location in the U.S. at American Dream Mall in New Jersey state and its third restaurant in Canada, located in Toronto.

GDK’s international growth runs in parallel with plans in the UK, with 47 new restaurants scheduled to open by the end of 2021.
“2021 is now proving to be a landmark year in our story as we expand our footprint and bring the German Doner Kebab experience to more consumers in the UK and across defined international growth regions,” CEO Imran Sayeed said in a statement.

“The global demand reflects our position as one of the world’s most exciting fast-casual brands and we are excited to have opened our first restaurant in the US and bringing momentum to our growth strategy in Saudi Arabia.”

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