Urban twist without the guilt
Satiate your meatiest desires with delectable meals at Doner & Gyros
Craving a hearty combination of lip-smacking tender meat and tantalising sauces bundled up in freshly baked bread? Look no further than Doner & Gyros! The brand's origins stem from a heartwarming story of G. Nabi Naseeb, its current CEO, whose fondness for two appetising dishes and desire to share it with residents in the UAE breathed life into the restaurant chain.
"I have spent many years of my life travelling on business and with my family across the globe, and I believe I speak for all of us when I say one of the most enjoyable experiences come from tasting great foods from around the world. From all my travels, it is safe to say that my favourite meals are the Berlin Doner (Germany) and the Chicago Gyro (USA)."
G. Nabi Naseeb, CEO of Doner & Gyros, with his sons
Boasting a tagline: "Guilt-free street food", Naseeb set forth on a mission to unite the two flavours in harmony and present it to foodies in the UAE. The brand combines traditional sandwiches from distinct sides of the world and reinvents them into modern, healthy meals fit for the entire family.
"The presentation and overall brand itself possesses an urban twist that is uncommon out here in the UAE. It has been an amazing journey uniting these two products and to start our brand here, where many cultures coexist and welcome our concept with open arms," he says.
Doner & Gyros' sandwiches are loaded with top-quality ingredients - from freshly baked bread to crunchy vegetables - that meet high standards. Among its bestsellers are the Classic Berlin Doner, Classic Chicago Gyros, and Classic Wraps.
"Our meat comes straight from Germany to make sure we deliver an authentic Doner and Gyros experience to all. For customers watching their carb intake, we recommend trying our green salads and meat boxes," adds Naseeb.
For veggie lovers, the brand offers a delicious Doner option packed with garden vegetables featuring zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms, as well as hearty rice bowls topped with wholesome veggies.
"We have many cherished customers that stray away from consuming meat, so we would want them to enjoy our concept of guilt-free street food without any restrictions," he says.
Naseeb explains that while the brand prefers to maintain a simple concept, its menu concocts a variety of new dishes to meet the tastes of a wider audience. Donermite Fries, for instance, is an order of crispy French fries topped with juicy beef or chicken, signature sauces, lettuce, cabbage, jalapeño and feta cheese.
The brand recently received the 2016 Franchise of the Year Award from the International Franchise Conference and Exhibition held in Sharjah. "Döner & Gyros is a unique concept that has stayed true to its founding vision and promise, and that has continued to invest in its ongoing success. As a brand, we are proud to have originated our concept here in the UAE, and will continue to put the love that we have for cherished moments with family and good food into every bite of our food," Naseeb concludes.
To date, Doner & Gyros serves 8,400 customers on a weekly basis across its nine branches. While most customers hail from Dubai Marina and Barsha areas, there are plans to expand across the city in the near future, with branches scheduled to open in Dubai Mall and Marina Mall in Q1 2017.