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German Doner Kebab Franchise

German Doner Kebab is a fast-casual brand that has created a premium, high quality, approach to traditional kebabs.

Victoria Walker German Doner Kebab

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At a Glance

Established: 1989

UK Presence: Over 400 UK locations have now been committed to, with 101 restaurants open (150 by end of 2022).

Start Up Cost: £300,000

Min personal contribution: AOR

International Presence 130 restaurants worldwide - USA, Canada, Sweden, UK, UAE

Development type: Master franchisee and Area Developer for International Development. Multi unit franchisee for UK




Franchise Info

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Revolutionizing the kebab across the globe!

German Doner Kebab is revolutionizing the kebab across the globe! Our game-changing gourmet kebabs are served in over 100 restaurants throughout the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East – and we’re only just getting started!

Our tried and tested methods are totally different to the way other operators make their kebabs. The result is a delicious gourmet food experience that can be consumed day or night. With a strong modern brand and the promotion of quality, fresh ingredients that appeals to a broad market, "Doner Kebab" can only continue to grow and succeed.

Maintaining the authenticity and originality of our kebabs is one of the main objectives of the business and is the reason we continue to retain our market position at the top of the kebab industry.

Over 400 UK locations have now been committed to, with 101 restaurants open (150 by end of 2022).

Average unit volume in the UK is £30k per week.

With over 30 stores operating globally there are clear opportunities for seasoned franchise partners to be part of the journey.

Ideal Partner/ Financial:

  • High net worth investors
  • Food court unit (800-1,000 square feet) – investment £300k-£350k
  • Kerbside Takeaway unit – 1,000-1,500 square feet) investment £350k -£400k
  • Inline unit (1,500-2,000 square feet) – investment £450k-£500k
  • Drive Thru unit (2,500-4,000 square feet) – investment - £1m-£1.2m

Type of development partner: Master franchisee and Area Developer for International Development. Multi unit franchisee for UK

German Doner Kebab drive thru store

Victoria Walker German Doner Kebab

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Case Studies

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Case Study
Interview with German Doner Kebab (GDK) multi-unit franchisee Gavin Sahota

Gavin Sahota is the current owner of 7 GDK restaurants.  Having worked his way up the career ladder at Domino’s Pizza, Gavin understands franchising and what makes an exciting brand and scaleable franchise opportunity. And so, when he started to hear good things about GDK, he decided to visit the stores and try the products, to see first-hand why everyone was talking about GDK.  Hugely impressed with the concept, he decided to take his interest further. Gavin launched his first restaurant in 2019. He now plans to add to his 7 stores, securing his future with GDK.  Read Gavin’s story.

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BIGGEST MCDONALD'S FRANCHISEE IN UK SELLS OUT AND JOINS GDK

The biggest McDonald’s franchisee in the UK, Atul Pathak OBE, has sold out at the legacy brand to join the future of fast-casual dining at German Doner Kebab. Pathak is one of the nation’s most successful franchisee entrepreneurs and has been operating 43 McDonald’s restaurants and employing more than 3,500 staff for nearly two decades.

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GERMAN DONER KEBAB STRENGTHENS OPERATIONS TEAM TO SUPPORT GROWTH AMBITIONS

German Doner Kebab has made two new appointments to its operations team to support the fast-casual brand’s growth ambitions. Nick Scovell has been appointed Director of Operations, taking over from Michael Biggins who begins his new role as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Nick joins from LEON Restaurants, where he was Head of Franchise, leading growth strategy & scale planning for both UK and International restaurant openings.

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GERMAN DONER KEBAB HITS LANDMARK MOMENT AS IT OPENS ITS 100TH UK RESTAURANT

Famous for pioneering gourmet kebabs in the UK and worldwide, German Doner Kebab (GDK) will reach the major milestone of opening its 100th UK restaurant this week, confirming its position as the UK’s fastest-growing restaurant chain.

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DONER DEALS: GERMAN DONER KEBAB LAUNCHES THE "DONER 2.0" MENU

German Doner Kebab (GDK) has launched a new menu for consumers across the UK. The Doner 2.0 is GDK’s next generation menu and is packed with innovative items and unconventional twists on the traditional doner, all priced at £5 or less.  

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HERO BRANDS APPOINTS NEW GROUP CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

HERO BRANDS has appointed Salman Siddiqui as its new Group Corporate Development Director, to provide further impetus to its ambitious plans to create a portfolio of cross-category, genre-defining brands of the future.

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