Burger King confirms permanent closure of two Welsh restaurants

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Two of Burger King’s locations in Wales will be closing permanently in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the chain has confirmed.

This news comes after the company warned last month that as many as 10% of its branches may not survive.

One of the chain’s restaurants in Llanelli and another in Carmarthen were confirmed to have closed their doors for the last time earlier this week by Wales Online.

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The Carmarthen Burger King had not reopened at all since lockdown, leading many to believe that it would be leaving the town for good.

As of early July, the chain reported that it had only reopened around 370 of its 530 UK restaurants post-lockdown, leaving 160 at least temporarily closed.

Foodservice Equipment Journal reported at the time that the closure of 50 of its restaurants – slightly less than 10% – would mean around 1,600 job losses.

The company cited a lack of government support as a factor in its restructuring. Read more below:

Burger King chief warns that up to 10% of its UK restaurants may not survive

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