German-based fast food chain Doner Kebab said that it is investing up to Dhs20 million to open up to 12 new outlets in Dubai this year.
The company, which entered the GCC two years ago, will have more than 20 outlets operating across the region following its latest expansion programme.
Doner Kebab added that it is also building a factory in Dubai to keep pace with its growth plans in the region.
Doner Kebab’s new outlets in the UAE are located in Al Barsha, Al Ghurair Centre, Burjuman Centre, Deira (next to Deira City Centre), Dragon Mart, Dubai Mall, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Sports City, Global village, JBR The Walk, Jumeirah and Tecom.
“The UAE is one of the best performing markets globally, and our headquarters for the region,” said Farshad Abbaszadeh, CEO, Doner Kebab.
“The market is demanding more of our products, and with the 12 new outlets, we can easily meet this demand. We are also building a factory in Dubai, so that we can supply our outlets with fresh ingredients, which incidentally is the trademark of our menu items.”
Consumer spending in the GCC’s food retail sector is estimated to reach $106 billion by 2018, according to a report by AT Kearney.
The UAE has seen a number of food and beverage brands launching in the country in the last few years due to its booming food retail sector.
Phillippines-based Pancake House announced last year that it has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi-based Hospitality Consultancy & Investment Group (HCIG) to launch the Yellow Cab Pizza dining chain in the UAE.
GQ Bar, an F&B outlet by Vogue publisher Conde Naste International Restaurants, also opened up in Dubai last year.