A leading kebab company is set to transform the former McDonald’s / Co-Operative building on the corner of Eastbank Street and King Street in Southport town centre, creating 30 new jobs.
Doner Kebab – German Doner Kebab has submitted a planning application to Sefton Council to make changes to the historic building.
The popular McDonald’s outlet, which opened in the 1980s, closed in October 2014 and has remained empty ever since.
Bringing the building back into use is a huge boost for the town centre and for the ‘Market Quarter’ of Southport, with building work continuing on the new look Southport Market, which is set to open this summer.
Doner Kebab is a fast food retailer that has created a healthy and nutritionally balanced approach to traditional kebabs.
The firm opened its first store in Berlin in 1989 and spent the next decade perfecting its unique blend of traditional spices and exclusive products, as well as refining and improving its innovative cooking processes.
Kebabs are made from quality ingredients that are exclusive to Doner Kebab Restaurants. The great taste comes from the secret sauces that set its products apart from its competitors.
The firm uses lean succulent beef and pure chicken fillets. These meats are imported directly from Germany to maintain quality and consistency.
The firm has an outlet in Preston, as well as in countries around the world including: the US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, UAE, Ireland and Saudi Arabia.
rrplanning, which is submitting the plans on behalf of the company, said in its application: “The subject property is long term vacant since at least 2015 and the proposed scheme will help to encourage new life and footfall to the area to the betterment of the conservation area as whole.
“The applicants are investing approximately £500,000 in the premises and will create 30 new jobs in the town centre.”