Burger King to open 60 stores across the UK in major boost for the high street

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Burger King will open more UK stores

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 13/10/2023

- 13:57

Updated: 13/10/2023

- 14:00

Burger King will open more stores over the next two years

Fast food chain Burger King has announced plans to open more restaurants.

More than 60 new branches will open across the UK.

Burger King is adding to its current portfolio of 553 stores in the UK.

The new restaurants will open over the next couple of years.

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The locations are likely to be across the UK


The locations have not yet been confirmed, but with so many restaurants in the works it is likely many Britons will see one open near them.

Burger King shared the plans following higher sales in the past year.

It recently opened 32 restaurants and acquired some 74 from the franchise partner Karali Group.

A number of restaurants have also been upgraded in the last year.

Chief executive of Burger King UK Alasdair Murdoch said: "I am pleased to announce a resilient full year performance and strong strategic progress in 2022 as we announce ambitious plans to open 60 new restaurants over the next two years.

“Alongside new restaurant openings and the acquisition of our largest franchise partner, Karali Group, we continued our strategic focus on growing digital sales including home delivery and the introduction of our loyalty scheme on the Burger King app.

“We also continued to invest in our customer proposition.

"Our remodelling programme is well underway with 42 restaurants being upgraded during 2022 and 2023, and we are progressing our menu innovation to cater to all preferences.

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The restaurants will be a boost for the UK high street


“Looking ahead we see significant opportunity for further growth and are encouraged by the strong pipeline of new openings, supported by additional funding from Bridgepoint.”

This will be a major boost for UK high streets and comes as other retailers announce new stores.

WHSmith said it will open more branches in airports and train stations, but has no further plans to open high street locations.

Sainsbury's shared it will close one store for good this weekend.

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