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Burger King® Franchise

BURGER KING® UK is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. Looking for multi-unit franchisees with experience in operating large food service estates.

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At a Glance

Established: 1954. Entered the UK in 1976

UK Presence: 533 units as of June 2022

Average start up cost: AOR

Min personal contribution: AOR

International Presence 23,000 restaurants across more than 100 countries and US territories.

Development type: Multi-unit franchisees

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At a Glance

  • Established: 1954
  • Investment: Capital to open minimum 12 restaurants in 5 years. Each restaurant costs £500-800k to develop
  • Average Annual Sales: £1.3m
  • Number of units: 533 as of June 2022
  • International Presence: 23,000 restaurants across more than 100 countries and U.S. territories

A Whopper® of an opportunity.

Every day, more than 11 million guests visit BURGER KING® restaurants around the world. And they do so because our restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food.

Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world, and the original Home of the Whopper®. The Whopper® represents the very best of Burger King® - flame-grilled, fresh ingredients, made to order, Your Way!

BURGER KING® first entered the UK market in 1976, with Restaurant Brands International Inc. and Bridgepoint coming together in 2017 to create a Master Franchise joint venture (BKUK), to build on the established commercial success of the Burger King® brand in the UK

Today, BURGER KING® is the third most recognised Quick Service Restaurant chain in the UK with 533 restaurants (as of June 2022), 266 of which are directly owned, and the remainder sub-franchises.

BURGER KING® UK is focused on partnering with new and existing sub-franchisees to open 40-50 new Burger King restaurants per year.

Ideal Partner

  • Established multi-unit or travel franchisee, who has experience operating large food service estates (30+ sites)
  • A passion and commitment to operational excellence, while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for teams
  • Growth orientated, with sufficient capital to invest in a minimum 12 restaurants in 5 years 

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