Burger King orders 200 more stores for the UK

Feeling hungry? / The UK is poised to get 200 new BK stores by 2026.
Burger King shape up to McDonalds after their post-pandemic boom.

The fast-food chain said this week that the company has “a strong development pipeline” to, “further grow their UK footprint,” which they aim to complete by 2026.

Their announcement comes following their post-covid sales revenue recovery, which was up by 68% to £211.7m in 2021, compared to their 2019 sales of £118.8m in 2019.

In 2020, like many, the company felt the pinch of the global pandemic restrictions and actually ran at a loss of £7.5m during the period.

Burger King UK CEO, Alasdair Murdoch said, "Burger King UK delivered a strong performance in 2021, proactively managing COVID-19 headwinds through investment in digital sales, including home delivery, and continued restaurant expansion with a focus on Drive Thru.

"Both delivery and Drive Thru sales were strong throughout 2021 and will remain key areas of focus as we execute on our growth strategy.

"We are very well positioned to take advantage of the clear market opportunities ahead of us.

"I would like to thank all of our employees for their ongoing dedication and hard work, without which our ongoing growth would not be possible."

Last year was strong all around for Burger King who added 48 new owned restaurants to their portfolio.

The company reaffirmed their pledge towards a 50% meat-free range by 2030, after their meat-free relaunch in Leicester Square, London.

Burger King UK also disclosed their goals to achieve 100% independently certified sustainable sourcing across all commodities within the same time frame.

The chain, who first entered the UK market in 1976, have just over 500 restaurants in the UK as of 2022, compared to McDonald’s 1,200.

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