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German Doner Kebab opens 100th UK restaurant

Now employing over 3,500 people, the brand boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years.

German Doner Kebab has reached 100 stores in the UK, after opening a restaurant in Covent Garden on St. Martins Lane in London.

The openings comes as the Glasgow-based fast casual chain forges ahead with plans to open 78 new restaurants in the UK during 2022, building significantly on the 39 opened during 2021.

Now employing over 3,500 people, the brand boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years and has delivered a significant rise in UK total sales in 2021, up 75% from the previous 12 months.

“We are now looking forward to forging ahead with our growth strategy and developing GDK as the fast-casual brand of the future, bringing a fresh and exciting alternative to the Gen Z and Millennial audience,” chief executive Imran Sayeed said in a statement.

Plans are set to open 11 new restaurants in North America and its first restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a master franchise deal with the Ajlan Bin Ajlan Group that aims to establish 100 restaurants over the next five years.

Further growth is also set to be announced for Ireland and Spain in Europe.

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