A GOURMET kebab restaurant in Bradford, bringing a new “fast-casual dining experience” to the city centre, has created around 40 new jobs.

German Doner Kebab (GDK), which opened on Tuesday, is offering “game-changing kebabs” at its 47th site in the UK, at the Xchange on Charles Street, near The Broadway shopping centre in Bradford.

The gourmet kebab chain offers a “premium, high quality, approach to traditional kebabs”. Daniel Bunce, managing director for GDK in the UK and Europe, said: “We’re delighted to open the doors of our new restaurant and bring the German Doner Kebab experience to Bradford. We’re looking forward to welcome our new Bradford customers.

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

Freshly prepared in front of customers, the kebabs are made to the chain’s own recipes, with meats imported from Germany, locally produced vegetables and handmade bread, including GDK’s waffle bread and signature sauces.

The GDK chain recently launched its new ‘Boss Box’, initially conceived during lockdown for delivery and click and collect, which is now available for takeaway and dine-in.

GDK opened its first restaurant in Berlin in 1989. Now based in Glasgow, the brand has 65 restaurants in UK, Europe and the Middle East and is expanding into America, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Ireland.

Also heading for Broadway is luxury dessert restaurant Haute Dolci, which the company says will create around 30 jobs. The luxury dessert chain - “turning fine dining into fine art” - brings “a new culinary experience” to Bradford.

Haute Dolci has eight outlets around the country, with the nearest in Leeds. It has a decadent sweet menu which includes waffles, cakes and pancakes, a cafe menu featuring dishes like burgers and salads, a vegan and gluten-free selection and a takeaway menu.

Some stores also offer private dining, although it is not yet known if the Bradford outlet will feature this.

Earlier this year Ian Ward, general manager at The Broadway, Bradford, told the T&A that Haute Dolci had taken a unit that can seat up to 104 diners. He said the dessert restaurant offered customers “a new and exciting dining experience, further adding to The Broadway’s growing and diverse portfolio.”

Mike Cartwright of Bradford Chamber of Commerce said the new eateries would help to bring in more visitors and so support the economy.