Royal Döner opens bringing Turkish food to Auburn

Nestled among Eddie’s Calzones and Bizilia’s Cafe in downtown Auburn, Royal Döner is a secure Turkish diner serving less expensive Turkish cuisine in both traditional and nontraditional ways.

Royal Döner is new to the downtown scene, having opened the simplest eight weeks in the past and is the most effective Turkish restaurant within the downtown region.

The kitchen is without delay to the left of the entrance of the Royal Döner, in which clients can watch their food be organized. Large cones of beef and chook are slowly turned, roasted and shaved via a robotic slicer, drawing seems from rookies and hungry passersby.

Vegetables and sauces are at the counter where the prepare dinner can personalize the patron’s dish.

The döner meat being shaved by way of the slicer is the focal point of maximum dishes at Royal Döner, like döner kebap, a traditional Turkish wrap; beyti, a dish of döner meat wrapped in lavash bread and served with tomato sauce and yogurt; in addition to the Special Royal Döner Plate, döner meat served with salad and french fries. Other items encompass an Auburn-style pizza and a vegetarian wrap referred to as dürüm salat.

“I love food — I love cooking,” stated Sait Akagündüz, proprietor of Royal Döner.

A friendly businessman, Akagündüz turned into born in Turkey but has lived in Germany for most of his existence. He was born into a “restaurant circle of relatives” as he calls it, and his passion for meals has caused a 30-12 months career inside the eating place enterprise.

Akagündüz splits his time among Auburn and Germany, in which he runs some other eating place a lot larger than the brand new Royal Döner.

Akagündüz said he hopes to at some point flow Royal Döner into a bigger space just like the one in Germany. But for now, he is satisfied within which it’s far and plans to keep the eating place there for at least three extra years.

Royal Döner become at the start predicted to open inside the fall, but preparing the restaurant took longer than predicted for Akagündüz. He pointed to extended creation time, lethargic shipping of the distinct appliances and items he wanted as well as purple tape in the enterprise as reasons for the postpone.

Royal Döner is open now, however, and Akagündüz regarded glad about the business via the primary 8 weeks. He stated he isn’t having any troubles getting college students within the door, however, he needs greater households to return and strive the food.

“Come in a single time, and that they’ll are available every time,” Akagündüz said.

Akagündüz stated a brand new signal could be up later in April, advertising the eating place from the street.

Royal Döner opens at eleven a.M. And closes round 1 a.M. To 2 a.M., serving breakfast all day lengthy.

Royal Döner, prepared with its seven full-time personnel members, sparkling food and daily specials, celebrated its grand starting best eight weeks in the past, and Akagündüz stated he’s already looking for new places to open every other Royal Döner along with his attractions set on Columbus, Georgia.