German Doner Kebab is set to expand with new restaurants planned for Glasgow and Aberdeen among several due to open throughout the UK.
The Glasgow-based kebab chain will open 78 new restaurants this year, bringing its total to 170, in a dramatic expansion which will create almost 3000 jobs.
The company also opened 39 restaurants last year despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bosses say the new growth plan will take the brand to Leeds, Brighton, Portsmouth, Great Yarmouth, Aberdeen and Stoke as well as including additional sites in Glasgow and London.
Last year, the group reported a 75% jump in total sales as it was buoyed by trade from new sites.
German Doner Kebab also reported a 27% 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 business currently employs around 3500 people over the UK and plans to add another 2900 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.”