EMEA drives Burger King kitchen projects

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Burger King continues to invest in more kitchen builds in EMEA than any other region of the world, its latest accounts reveal.

Out of the 705 net new restaurants it has opened over the past 12 months, some 352 were based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The fast food chain put considerable emphasis on opening new stores across the globe during 2014 as it managed to open 35 more stores than it did the previous year.

Burger King sales grew 3% in the fourth quarter and 2.1% for the whole of 2014, taking its turnover to more than $1 billion (£650m) a year. The company is owned by Restaurant Brands International (RBI), which also operates Tim Hortons.

CEO, Daniel Schwartz, said: “Positive business momentum in the fourth quarter capped a transformational year for our company. Both the Tim Hortons and Burger King brands continue to deliver positive comparable sales growth and best in class net restaurant growth.”

In total, Burger King operates more than 14,000 restaurants around the world.

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