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Burger King acquires 12 franchise restaurants

The acquisition will increase BKUK’s direct-owned portfolio to 172 restaurants, and the stores will include a new visual identity for Burger King

BKUK, the franchisee for Burger King in the UK, has agreed to acquire 12 new restaurants from existing franchise partners.

The acquisition of all the BKUK restaurants operated by franchise companies, Kaykem Fast Foods Limited and Saxby, will increase the BKUK direct-owned portfolio to 172 restaurants.

The acquisition will add Burger King restaurants in locations across London, Ipswich, the South East and Kent. 

It follows as part of the group’s wider plans to continue to further “energise” the brand with a major remodelling programme underway to deliver improved customer experience and a new visual identity, including digital ordering kiosks and digital menu screens.

Additionally, as the business reportedly moves into a year of growth, BKUK has announced its commitment to expanding organically through the opening of new sites and through acquisitions by consolidating smaller franchises in the UK into its portfolio.

Alasdair Murdoch, CEO for BKUK, said: “I would like to thank Kaykem Fast Foods Limited and Saxby for their support along with the contribution they have made to Burger King in the UK over the past 25 years. The restaurants have been run in an exemplary way and we welcome our new colleagues in the restaurant teams as they become part of BKUK.”

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