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Burger King UK acquires 12 new restaurants from franchise partners

The group now directly owns almost a third of the chain’s roughly 530 UK restaurants.

Burger King is set to acquire 12 restaurants from its franchisees in the UK, taking its portfolio of directly-owned restaurants to 172.

The fast food chain, which has around 530 UK restaurants, is buying the units from franchise firms Kaykem Fast Foods and Saxby,  and said it is “committed to expanding organically through the opening of new sites and through acquisition by consolidating smaller franchises in the UK into its centrally managed portfolio.”

The chain has also been scaling up its investment over the last year to offer more digital ordering kiosks as well as digital menu screens.

“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,” Burger King UK chief executive Alasdair Murdoch said.

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