A NEW fast-food restaurant with nearly 150 stores nationwide is set to open this week.

German Doner Kebab, at 19 The Foregate, Worcester, now has its sign up and work is taking place inside.

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in April and will create approximately 40 new jobs in the local area.

A spokesperson for the brand said: "We do not have the exact opening date but it is looking like the restaurant is on schedule to open this week."

The empty listed building was last occupied by Red Leaf World Buffet which closed in February 2020.

It has also been a Deep Pan Pizza restaurant and Grill and Flames World Buffet.

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GDK opened its first restaurant in Berlin in 1989 and spent the next decade developing its products and recipes, creating its own unique blend of spices, innovating its signature sauces and perfecting its distinctive ‘Doner Kebab’ waffle bread.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the brand has grown at great pace in the UK, Europe and the Middle East and now rapidly expanding in the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Ireland.

The brand has 143 locations across the UK.

German Doner Kebab is owned by the Hero Brands group.