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EXCLUSIVE: Burger King could open 50 UK sites a year to reverse “missteps” that saw its footprint shrink

The boss of Burger King UK said today that the fast food chain is still profitable and sees a “significant” opportunity for growth as he acknowledged the need for future investment to correct some of the “missteps” that have held it back in recent years. Alasdair Murdoch, who formerly ran Gourmet Burger Kitchen and before

EXCLUSIVE: Duke Manufacturing reboots UK strategy for chain push

Duke Manufacturing, the US giant that counts Burger King, KFC and Subway among its core customers, wants to make its equipment more accessible to smaller chains in a move that will almost certainly involve it forming new distribution relationships in the UK. The manufacturer’s global business has grown off the back of supplying three of

Master franchise for Burger King UK falls into private equity hands

Private equity group Bridgepoint has struck a deal to take control of the Burger King brand in the UK in a bid to inject the brand with a new lease of life. The firm, which also owns international coffee chain Pret a Manger in the UK, confirmed it has reached an agreement with Burger King Europe GmbH to

34 Burger King franchises rescued after buyer is found

Thirty-four of Burger King’s franchise sites have been saved after a buyer was found following the news that the previous franchise groups entered into administration earlier this year. Advisory group AlixPartners has struck a rescue deal with Powerbanks, part of the Karali group of companies and the largest Burger King franchisee in the UK. All

KFC orders UK-wide ice machine inspection after new ‘poo probe’

Fast food giant KFC has inspected and cleaned hundreds of ice machines installed at its UK restaurants after becoming implicated in the ice hygiene row affecting several major chains.   BBC Watchdog researchers claim they found evidence of faecal coliforms from drinks purchased at KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King in the UK, just a week after

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