BK UK Group grows portfolio in new acquisition
BK UK Group, the master franchisee for Burger King in the UK, has purchased the Burger King business in Oxford and Bristol from the Silver family. In addition to the seven existing restaurants, an eighth has been opened at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.
This acquisition will increase the Burger King UK company owned portfolio to 100 restaurants, within a total UK estate of 515 restaurants. With double digit growth in restaurant numbers in the last two years, BK UK says it is committed to organic growth and rolling out the brand further. This is part of the Group’s wider plans to continue to revitalise the brand across the UK.
Alasdair Murdoch, CEO for Burger King UK said: “We are delighted to be acquiring an excellent portfolio of Burger King restaurants together with a fantastic operating team. I want to thank Andrew for his support along with the enormous contribution he has made to Burger King in the UK over the past 30 years. The restaurants have been run in an exemplary way and we welcome the restaurant teams as they become part of a growing BK UK Group.”
Burger King UK was formed after a joint venture deal was agreed between Restaurant Brands International and Bridgepoint Capital in November 2017.