German Doner Kebab (GDK) is throwing open the doors to its Preston store this month, the company confirms.
As it embarks on major growth plans for the UK, GDK has announced its Preston store – located on Ring Way underneath the Premier Inn – is set to open on Monday, June, 24.
With 33 outlets opened during the past two years in the UK, German Doner Kebab announced plans for its Preston store in March – one of 14 set to open by the end of this year.
The expansion will see a total investment of over £6m and will create in the region of 200 jobs.
German Doner Kebab is part of the Hero Brands group and has a growth pipeline of 350 sold units in place over the next seven years.
GDK CEO Imran Sayeed said: “It’s incredible to be hitting £1m kebab sales a week as we announce further growth plans across the country.
“Our idea of bringing a gourmet kebab that is healthy and nutritionally balanced has been a massive hit with UK consumers, and this has been reflected in the huge growth we have already achieved in the past two years.
“Our new upcoming outlets will give us further key strategic locations to reach even more consumers whilst also creating significant job opportunities.
“We have developed a strong growth pipeline with some of the UK’s most established franchise entrepreneurs and our focus will be to work closely with them to identify new sites and respond to the growing consumer demand across the UK.”
German Doner Kebab currently operates stores in the UK, Sweden, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.
The company has launched UK growth plans following its plans to expand into Saudi Arabia.
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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.
German Doner Kebab is also open stores in Oldham, Bradford, Northampton, Walsall, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
By Olivia Baron