Lebanese grill house Kababji will open its first UK store in Wimbledon this month, ahead of a country-wide roll-out.
The group, which has 25 sites in the Middle East, has invested more than £500,000 on its first UK restaurant. It takes influence from Lebanese street markets, reworking classic dishes, including wraps and grilled skewers, for health conscious diners.
Hylton Patterson, head of UK operations, said: "Wimbledon is our first urban village opening, before we expand into Central London and throughout the rest of the UK. With several different formats and approaches in place, we have a number of new store openings set for 2019.
"Kababji has sold 21 million sandwiches since inception, we know they are a firm favourite, which is why we've kept our menu 100% authentic Lebanese. However, we are more than just our wraps and have introduced more vegetarian options to the menu as the health trend for vegetarianism continues to grow. Our Wimbledon menu is 40% vegetarian and features dishes such as our delicious aubergine grill, falafel, halloumi and our renowned hummus, which is made fresh every morning using a secret blend of trademark herbs and spices as well as authentic tahini shipped from Lebanon."
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