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Company typePrivate
FounderWynn Beere
Graeme Beere
Number of locations
33 (2020)[1]
Area served
Northern Ireland
Key people
Graeme Beere, David Zebedee
ParentAbrakebabra Investments Limited (AIL)[2]

Abrakebabra /ˈæbrəkəˈbæbrə/ is an Irish fast-food restaurant chain established in Dublin, Ireland in 1982.

When the first Abrakebabra restaurant was opened in Rathmines in Dublin it attracted huge attention catering to late-night crowds with a fresh menu that included introducing the doner kebab to the Irish market.[3]

As of 2020, there are 33 Abrakebabra restaurants in total, including 11 in Dublin, 5 in Cork, 1 in Northern Ireland (on the A26 south of Ballymena).


The Abrakebabra Gold Card (AKA Doner Card) allows the recipient free food for life.[4] It is sent unexpectedly, when a public figure expresses their interest/relationship with the brand. Singer Cheryl Cole received a gold card after telling a radio station that Abrakebabra's kebabs were the best.[4] Actor Colin Farrell stated in an interview that he and Irish musician Bono also have gold cards.[5]

Actor Colin Farrell stated in a Jimmy Kimmel interview that he was upgraded to a black card with the serial number 001.[6]



  1. ^ "Locations". 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ Taylor, Charlie. "Fast-food franchise group AIL to create 300 jobs across Ireland". The Irish Times.
  3. ^ Curtis, Maurice (5 April 2019). The Little Book of Rathmines. History Press. ISBN 9780750990233 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b "Alan Carr sent fast food gold card". RTÉ. 15 November 2011. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012.
  5. ^ Jimmy Kimmel Live (29 March 2019), Colin Farrell Gets Free Kebabs for Life, retrieved 4 April 2019
  6. ^ Walsh, Tara. "WATCH: Colin Farrell Talks To Jimmy Kimmel About Irish Kebab Shop Abrakebabra". SPIN1038.

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