Burger King set to close up to 10% of its estate

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Burger King UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch has said the chain could shut 10% of its restaurants with the loss of up to 1,600 jobs as a result of the coronavirus. The chain has reopened 370 of its 530 strong estate, but Murdoch told the BBC the scale of the crisis was insurmountable, saying “I don’t think you can ever get over the top of this problem.” He said the discount scheme unveiled by Rishi Sunak was an “innovative approach” and that Burger King would take part, but that Burger King could close 5% to 10% of its stores because they were paying rent but “taking absolutely no money”.

 

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