Friday 21 September 2018

Lukas Podolski looks hungry for business after opening a kebab shop in Cologne

It’s not his first venture into the food business either.

Former Germany footballer Lukas Podolski in a kebab restaurant in Cologne
Former Germany footballer Lukas Podolski in a kebab restaurant in Cologne

By Max McLean, Press Association

While many people reach for a kebab at the end of a night out, Lukas Podolski has made a big investment in the dish towards the end of his football career.

The 32-year-old, who played youth-team football for Cologne, returned to the city to open his own kebab restaurant called Mangal Doner.

“A night to remember,” the forward who currently plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan, said.

It would certainly have been memorable for those in the surrounding area, as hundreds of people gathered to watch the 2014 World Cup winner open the eatery.

With queues reportedly forming for hours beforehand, business was presumably booming on day one.

And the former Arsenal striker has experience in the industry too, having opened another shop in Cologne called Ice Cream United in 2017.

No prizes for guessing what they sell.

He’s always been hungry for goals, but now it seems he’s just plain hungry.

Press Association

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