Casual kebab joint Doner Shack joins Gloria Jean’s at Manchester Arndale

Casual kebab restaurant Doner Shack and coffee house chain Gloria Jean’s are the latest food and beverage signings to open in the Manchester Arndale.

Also joining them will be Pizza Luxe as the chain expands with its third site.

The trio will be based at Halle Place, the centre’s fast-growing food hub, which is also home to Archie’s, Barburitto and Wolf Street Food.

Doner Shack will sell a mix of ‘authentic’ kebabs using different ingredients – including halloumi, falafel, and chilli.

Pizza Luxe, known for its breakfast bowls, will serve freshly made deluxe pizzas.

Gloria Jean’s, which opened its first store in a small town outside of Chicago in 1979. now serves coffee in more than 50 countries around the world.

Scott Linard, portfolio director at M&G Real Estate, said: Halle Place is establishing itself as one of Manchester’s most popular casual dining destinations. Archie’s, Barburitto and Wolf Street Food already offer something unique, which is clearly attractive to our customers.

“The arrival of Doner Shack and Pizza Luxe will only add to the distinctive appeal of Halle Place to visitors.

“Gloria Jean’s is renowned for its high-quality coffee and beverages. It is a perfect destination for our customers to relax.

“Being able to welcome a trio of new food and beverage operators is a testament to Manchester Arndale’s position as one of the leading shopping centres in the UK. The centre has remained robust and resilient during 2020 and we are confident we will continue to add to our strong F&B offering throughout 2021 and beyond.”

Co-founder and managing director of Doner Shack,  Sanjeev Sanghera, said: “Coming from humble beginnings, we are evolving into a multi-site business with big plans for the future. We feel incredibly excited to be opening in Manchester Arndale.

“We want our lean high-quality kebabs to be a part of everyday life. Whether that’s a snack on the go during a busy lunch break or a fun evening with a group of friends.

“It is time for a new generation of street food, and we are thrilled to be leading the way.”

Manchester Arndale

Home to a range of household names including retailers, leisure offers and food and beverage outlets, Manchester Arndale sits at the heart of the city.

 It is one of the UK’s largest city centre shopping malls, welcoming over 40 million visitors per annum. It already boasts an impressive line-up of more than 200 shops and restaurants, including national, international, and local brands.

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