German Doner Kebab on Tuesday announced the opening of its second New Jersey store. The global fast-casual restaurant chain is preparing to introduce its famous doner kebabs in the lively heart of Westfield.
The highly anticipated restaurant plans to bring an exciting fusion of flavors, authenticity and innovation to the vibrant family-friendly neighborhood known for its picturesque tree-lined streets, historic downtown and a strong sense of community.
Located at 125 E. Broad St., GDK restaurant said it can assure an exceptional dining venture for both locals and visitors alike. Boasting a contemporary ambiance and an inviting atmosphere, the space showcases the brand’s commitment to providing a modern twist on traditional German and Turkish cuisine, while offering patrons a taste of the “kebabs of the future.”
GDK is renowned for its unique approach to the doner kebab, a beloved street food across the U.K., Europe and the Middle East, elevating it to new heights with high-quality ingredients, craftsmanship and innovative flavor combinations.
The menu features a diverse selection of gourmet doner kebabs, made with toasted waffle style bread, lean meats (all halal) slow roasted to perfection, fresh, crisp vegetables and homemade signature sauces. The restaurant also offers vegetarian options. GDK’s food is freshly prepared to order in front of guests, using an open kitchen concept in all restaurants.
The GDK location in Westfield marks an exciting milestone for the brand as it expands its presence in the Northeast. With a commitment to excellence and an unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional dining experience, German Doner Kebab aims to become a beloved destination for those seeking bold and flavorful, elevated street food.
“Many Americans are familiar with gyro, shawarma and shish kebabs, however our ‘doner kebabs’ is a new experience in both taste and format to most,” Nigel Belton, managing director of German Doner Kebab North America said. “But, judging from the success of our restaurant openings in American Dream, Astoria, Sugar Land, Frisco and 6th Avenue, New York City, we know that Americans are loving and embracing our gourmet doner kebabs.”
“The USA offers a huge opportunity for GDK,” adds Simon Wallis, CEO of German Doner Kebab, “and we are looking forward to bringing our game-changing kebabs to the lovely people of Westfield as we continue to build the undisputed No. 1 kebab brand on the planet”.
Westfield is the brand’s sixth U.S. outlet, following the 2021 launch of its restaurant at American Dream in East Rutherford, followed by four 2023 openings in Astoria, Queens, Sugar Land, Texas, 6th Avenue in New York and Frisco, Texas. The four New Jersey and New York-area restaurants are owned and operated by New York residents and experienced restaurateurs, Yunus and Thameem Shahul, who also operate Cousins Maine Lobster outlets throughout New York City, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.