First look at the new German Doner Kebab restaurant in Portsmouth

PICTURES show that work is underway on a new fast food restaurant set to open in Portsmouth ‘soon’.

Sunday, 27th February 2022, 9:04 am

German Doner Kebab will be opening a new site in Commercial Road in the near future.

The sign has already been put up on the outside of the new restaurant.

A date for the opening of the site has not yet been confirmed but it is said to be ‘coming soon’.

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First look at the new German Doner Kebab restaurant in Portsmouth.

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German Doner Kebab to open first restaurant in Portsmouth

It will be the first German Doner Kebab restaurant to have opened in Portsmouth.

The chain specialises in ‘game-changing gourmet kebabs’, according to its website.

The restaurant in Portsmouth is part of the company’s plans to open 78 new sites in 2022.

German Doner Kebab is 'coming soon' in Commercial Road.

It says that the expansion plans, which includes opening up in Portsmouth, will create almost 3,000 jobs.

German Doner Kebab continues to shrug off the challenging environment currently facing the casual dining sector.

It comes after the fast-casual chain opened 39 restaurants last year despite pandemic disruption.

As well as Portsmouth, German Doner Kebab plans to take the brand to Leeds, Brighton, Great Yarmouth, Aberdeen, Stoke and include additional sites in London and Glasgow.

Last year, the group reported a 75 per cent jump in total sales as it was buoyed by trade from new sites.

German Doner Kebab also reported a 27 per cent in same store sales in 2021 compared with the previous year.

Imran Sayeed, chief executive officer for the brand, said: ‘We have been extremely agile during the Pandemic, listening to the needs of our customers and responding to the huge demand for our game-changing kebabs.

‘This has enabled us to build greater levels of brand awareness and customer loyalty as we bring the German Doner Kebab experience to more cities and towns throughout the UK.’

The Glasgow-based business currently employs around 3,500 over the UK and plans to add another 2,900 workers this year.

The chain also highlighted a development pipeline of 350 sites it hopes to open over the next seven years.

It also operates over 80 restaurants elsewhere across the world, with the firm also planning a further 11 North American openings in 2022 as well as its first site in Saudi Arabia.

Mr Sayeed added: ‘We have developed strong franchise relationships in strategic global locations and we are now working closely with our partners to take forward development plans and expand our reach into new regions.’

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