A KEBAB restaurant chain that has a store in Bradford has been shortlisted for a national award.

German Doner Kebab has been named one of the finalists for Deliveroo’s "Most-Loved Chain" in the upcoming Restaurant Awards.

The gourmet kebab chain, which is based in Glasgow, opened its first restaurant in Bradford a year ago, in the Xchange on Charles Street.

The company opened its first store in Berlin in 1989 and currently has 90 locations stretching across the UK - 73 that are already operating and 17 that are opening soon.

There are another 12 UK sites in the pipeline and the chain has also expanded worldwide, with restaurants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sweden, Canada, the USA, Ireland and Saudi Arabia.

German Donner Kebab has been recognised as one of the top contenders for the third annual Restaurant Awards.

The public will decide who wins each award, with voting reopened until October 18.

Anyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win £500 Deliveroo credit.

Winners will be announced online on November 15 during the virtual Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2021, held on Deliveroo's Instagram and Twitter channels.

Daniel Bunce, GDK MD for UK and Europe, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted and make the final stages of the ‘Most Loved Chain’ category in Deliveroo’s Restaurant Awards.

“It is a testament to the hard work of all the members of our GDK family and the great tasting food and quality service they provide every day to our customers.

“The public’s appetite and love for our delicious gourmet kebabs and range of sides appears to be growing as fast as we are, as we continue to forge ahead with our growth plans and shape GDK into becoming one of the forefront brands of the future.”

The awards, first launched in 2019, were created to celebrate the best restaurants — and more recently, grocers such as Aldi, Co-op, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Morrisons — available on Deliveroo across the UK and Ireland.

More than 100,000 food-lovers cast their vote online for the 2020 awards, and this year, volumes are expected to be even bigger.

Will Shu, CEO of Deliveroo, said: "Celebrating our incredible restaurant and grocery partners has never been more important.

"We are launching our third annual Deliveroo Restaurant Awards to shine a light on the very best food the UK and Ireland has to offer, from high-street favourites to local gems.

"With new categories, and over 45,000 restaurants and grocers in the running, this year's awards will be bigger and better than ever.

"We're calling on the public to celebrate their favourite restaurants and grocers by casting your vote and supporting these great businesses."

You can place you vote at: deliveroorestaurantawards.com/