Liverpool is set to welcome an award-winning kebab store next week in the form of I am Döner.
Opening in Bootle, the 1,200 sq. ft Stanley Road site will be the innovative brand’s fifth outlet and is the brainchild of chef Paul Baron, who was inspired to make the döner kebab ‘more than just a guilty pleasure’.
The team use a total of 120 ingredients in the eight kebabs that they offer, as well as catering to non-meat eaters, with a host of vegetarian, vegan, plant based and gluten free options all featuring on their popular menu.
I am Döner Bootle is the first UK franchise opening for the brand as part of a multi-site franchise deal, which is in partnership with Optimum Group. The company currently operates 25 Costa Coffee stores throughout Merseyside and the North West of England, together with two Kaspa’s stores in Liverpool city centre and St Helens.
CEO Dave Connor said: “We just knew from the start that we had to bring this brand to Liverpool. I am Döner offers something that is truly different and it’s a concept that we’ve never seen before in the city, so we’re keen to showcase just what it has to offer.”
The new store will recruit eight members of staff ahead of its December opening and will seat 40 capacity, as well as operating a takeaway delivery service seven days a week.
Dave added: “Although the main USP of I am Döner is a gourmet spin on the traditional kebab that we all know and love, this brand has built a reputation for its ability to constantly evolve and adapt, whether that’s by highlighting product seasonality in its menu, implementing changes in technology to impact its pre-order process, or offering good value for money when people need it most.
“With Liverpool being home to such a diverse food and drink scene, I am Döner will perfectly stamp its mark on our culinary map, and we’re really excited to welcome the city’s new neighbour.”
Since 2016, National Kebab Award winner I am Döner has opened stores in Headingley, Harrogate, Leeds City Centre and Silicon Oasis in Dubai.