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King of Donair in Halifax looking to expand to western Canada

Pop-up days coming to Calgary and Banff in March to showcase our city's official food.

A King of Donair employee slices donair meat off of a spit at the chain's Quinpool Road location in December.

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A King of Donair employee slices donair meat off of a spit at the chain's Quinpool Road location in December.

We’re not saucing you here - Halifax's official food is going west.

Halifax's beloved donair franchise, King of Donair, is taking the leap and opening two pop-up locations in western Canada, confirmed King of Donair vice president Nicholas Nahas.

The two pop-up locations will be open for one day, March 4 in Calgary and March 5 in Banff.

Nahas is working to finalize a location in Calgary, but King of Donair will have a booth at Sunshine Village in Banff on March 5 for East Coast Lifestyle’s Snow Jam.

This is a first-ever step like this for King of Donair, which works to expand its donair franchise.  

“We have plans of expanding out westwards and bringing the donair to the rest of the country,” said Nahas.

The location for the first King of Donair franchise in western Canada is still being decided on, said Nahas, but he would love to see King of Donair everywhere.

“We want to put King of Donair all over the map,” he said.

“We’ll work on the major places out west, whether it’s in Alberta and Ontario, we have a few different locations in mind right now.”

There is a huge demand for donairs in western Canada, so huge that Nahas receives messages and emails daily asking when the donair will go west.

“We get emails and messages daily, when are you going to bring the donair out here? When are you going to expand? When are you going to open a franchise?”

“And this has been happening for years.” he said.   

Nahas isn’t sure when the expansion would occur, but he hopes it will be soon.

“We’re hoping for sooner rather than later, but we’re still working on the details,” he would only say.

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