Membership History

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Joined 2022

Company Overview

Founded in 1954, the Burger King® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The Burger King global system delivers $27 billion in sales per year, through over 23,000 restaurants across more than 100 countries and U.S. territories

Burger King first entered the UK market in 1976, with Burger King UK® established in 2017 through Bridgepoint’s simultaneous acquisition of the master franchise agreement in the UK, and an initial 74 Burger King restaurants to directly own and manage.

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.

Franchise Overview

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


Burger King UK has an Operational Excellence Team to drive the success of franchise partners. The Operational Excellence Team lead the onboarding process, and provide ongoing support and guidance once launched.

For the initial restaurants Burger King takes care of the franchisee and entire team training. For all roles, there is practical training in restaurants.

The length of training varies depending on role within the company (a person can have several roles):

  • CEO / Owner: minimum 180 hours – 4 weeks x 45 hours per week
  • Burger King Operations Manager / Director : 450 – 600 hours
  • Restaurant manager : 450 – 600 hours
  • Shift manager: 450 hours
  • Employees: 4 weeks minimum

The costs of pay, travel and accommodation are covered by the franchisee.


Burger King joins the British Franchise Association 
24 October 2022

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