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Burger King to open 200 new restaurants by 2026

The restaurant company, which currently operates 500 restaurants in the country, reported a 68% surge in revenue last year.

Burger King is looking to open 200 new UK restaurants in the next four years, following an increase in sales and profit recovery in 2021.

The restaurant company, which currently operates 500 restaurants in the country, reported a 68% surge in revenue last year, when operating profit stood at $45.4 million (£33.4 million) compared to a $9.5 million (£7.5 million) loss in 2020.

The chain is also said to have benefitted from the addition of 48 restaurants, which included the acquisition of 29 sites from franchisees.

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 have a strong development pipeline to further grow our UK footprint, and we are very well positioned to take advantage of the clear market opportunities ahead of us,” he added.

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