Our Story

The Döner Brös journey began in Fall of 2015, when our founders Alex Politsch and Steven Banks went to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. They initially planned to eat German food, immerse themselves in Bavarian culture, and most importantly, enjoy great beer! On the first night of their trip they stopped for a snack, they never expected their world to be turned upside down. They had discovered the World Famous Döner Kebab and it was love at first sight!

Oktoberfest 2015 quickly became a honeymoon with Germany’s most beloved Turkish import. The guys couldn’t get enough. For the remainder of their trip the two friends searched the streets of Munich trying different variations of the vertical rotating, delicious stacks of meat.

Upon their return to the States, Alex found a new job selling wine in DC, and Steven continued his career in sales. Each day trudged by until one morning while Alex and Steven chatted before work, Alex mentioned that he was just about ready to take the leap of faith and open his dream “stir-fry” food truck. Steven realized that this might be his last shot to change fate so he quickly reminded Alex of their love affair with that sumptuous, sizzling, stack of spiced meat and blurted out, “Dude, we should do döner!”

Without second thought, Alex agreed.

The pair, driven by the memories of their taste-buds, spent hours on the phone that day in the parking lots of their jobs nailing down every detail. From the logo and color scheme to the featured menu items. Finally, the only question was; what to call it?

Steven shouted dozens of names… “Döner Express, Döner King, Döner Hut, Döner Boys, Döner Deli…Döner Brös…”

“That’s it!” Alex exclaimed.

After a couple of years, a few more trips to Europe and several test-runs in Alex’s kitchen, Döner Brös was born. Their bright orange truck hit the streets of Baltimore in 2017 and the two friends never looked back.

“Today, we are on a mission to bring the world’s most popular take-away food to the United States. We welcome everyone to join us on this delicious journey as we revolutionize fast-casual dining!”

The Döner Brös