A GLASGOW-based restaurant chain is to shrug off the turmoil of the pandemic and open nearly 50 new venues across the UK. 

German Doner Kebab plans to almost double its network of stores to nearly 100 sites, with the expansion set to create 1,800 jobs.

Bosses at the chain have said they will launch sites across the UK, expanding into Manchester, Newcastle, Blackburn, Huddersfield, Stockport, Stirling, and additional sites in London and Glasgow.

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Imran Sayeed, chief executive officer of the business, said: “We have been extremely agile during the pandemic and there continues to be a huge demand.

“It is therefore very exciting to be announcing these latest growth plans for the next 12 months as we build on the great momentum we delivered during 2020.”