Burger King UK and its franchisees Karali, KFG and CPL Foods have acquired five further sites across the UK as the fast food chain continues its aggressive growth strategy of looking to add more than 200 locations to its portfolio over the next five years.

The brand is set to open in Haymarket, Leicester; Trinity Walk, Wakefield; Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, Wrexham; Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley; and The Arndale Centre.

The group has also recently undertaken a programme of refurbishment works across their estate with the installation of the new “2020” corporate image which has seen sales increase in the re-fitted stores.

Thomas Rose of property adviser Cushman & Wakefield, which is exclusively retained by Burger King UK, said: “The Burger King brand continues to expand aggressively across the UK under all their formats – high streets, shopping centres and drive thrus. We are looking for more sites in 2014 and look forward to reaching our goal of 200 new sites over five years.”