A GOURMET doner kebab restaurant has opened in the city centre.

German Doner Kebab, which promises to bring a new fast-casual dining experience to Worcester, opened in The Foregate on Monday, June 6.

The launch of the restaurant, which is the 103rd German Doner Kebab to open in the UK, has also created about 40 new jobs. 

German Doner Kebab Worcester offers both a dine-in and takeaway service, with click and collect and delivery options available.

The brand claims to be “revolutionising the kebab in the UK, bringing a fresh, high-quality taste sensation that has made it the number one spot to enjoy a kebab”.

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“Freshly prepared in front of customers, the game-changing kebabs are made using premium, lean, succulent meats and fresh local vegetables, served in handmade toasted breads with unique signature sauces,” the company says.

Daniel Bunce, GDK’s global chief operating officer, said: “We’re delighted to officially open and bring the German Doner Kebab experience to Worcester.

“Our game-changing kebabs are revolutionising the kebab in the UK and we are excited to be bringing a new fast-casual dining experience to the area, offering great tasting fresh food in a relaxed and modern setting.”

The opening in Worcester comes as German Doner Kebab forges ahead with plans to open 78 new restaurants in the UK during 2022, building on the 39 it opened during 2021.

The franchise was launched in Berlin in the late 1980s by Turkish immigrant Kadir Nurman and has since expanded across the world with restaurants in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Sweden and the United States among others.

The listed building now home to GDK was last occupied by Red Leaf World Buffet, which closed in February last year.

The plan to convert the empty building into a German Doner Kebab restaurant was backed by planners at Worcester City Council in December last year.

Planners said: "The proposed development would bring a vacant unit into use, with the positive benefit of employment and added vibrancy for the city centre.

"Harm to amenity would not arise from the development and it would preserve the character and appearance of the historic city centre conservation area."