Baydöner started its journey in 2006 with an aim of becoming the trademark of Döner both in Turkey and across the world, and giving this flavor the value that it deserves.

In 2006, serial entrepreneurs Levent Yilmaz and Feridun Tuncer recognized a lack of casual dining restaurants offering Turkish cuisine in the shopping centers opening around the country. They founded Baydoner to offer to the consumer high-quality iskender doner at fast food prices. Since the launch of its first restaurant in 2007, Baydoner has expanded to more than 130 restaurants, including, across 41 cities in Turkey, 4 restaurants in Azerbaijan, Northern Cyprus and Northern Iraq. The market has taken to their concept: each month, Baydoner serves millions of customers.

The key to Baydoner’s success is not just its secret doner recipe, but the quality standards upheld across all of its restaurants. For less than US$10 per person, customers can count on being served quality iskender doner by attentive waiters in a welcoming restaurant setting.


To become the trademark of "döner" in foreign countries, just like Turkey.


To ensure that our visitors have access to traditional Turkish delicacy "döner", at elegant restaurants with standard quality and reasonable prices.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014

Baydöner from Turkey won E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 27th of which was organized by Ernst&Young across the world.

European Business Awards 2014/ 2015 Honor Award

Competing in the 2014/2015 program of European Business Awards, which is considered as Europe's most prestigious award program, Baydöner was deemed worthy of "Ruban d'Honneur" (Honor Award), and selected among the most successful companies in its category.

Shopping Center Investors Association (AYD) The Most Popular Restaurant Award 2015

Baydöner was selected as the first in the best restaurant category in the survey, which was conducted on the consumers in Turkey, in cooperation with Shopping Center and Investors Associations and Barem.

Golden Brand Awards 2015

Turkey's most widespread restaurant chain, Baydöner received 'Golden Brand' award as a result of the assessment conducted by İstanbul Trade Newspaper and TTDK Committee.