Burger King to reopen select sites for delivery

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Burger King to reopen select UK sites for delivery

Related tags: Coronavirus, Burger king, delivery

Burger King is the latest high street operator to announce it is reopening a limited number of its restaurant kitchens for delivery.

Four sites are to reopen in total: two in Bristol, one in Coventry, and one in Swindon.

However, the fast food chain says it plans to roll out services elsewhere in the coming weeks.

Each restaurant will serve a reduced menu that comprises of three core burgers: the Chicken Royale; Bacon Double Cheeseburger; and Whopper.

Staff will be required to wear masks and gloves while working, and will be given social distancing training. 

Updated cleaning methods and contactless delivery options will also be implemented.

Burger King adds that it will be donating meals to NHS hospital staff each week.

“We hope that re-opening these restaurants for delivery services goes some way to lifting our customers’ spirits in these difficult times,” says Burger King marketing director Katie Evans.

“We are committed to providing 1,000 meals a week to NHS staff based in the vicinity of these restaurants, as we want to demonstrate how appreciative everyone at Burger King UK is of their efforts in these unprecedented times.”

Yesterday it was reported that KFC had reopened 11 of its UK sites for delivery only​, with further reopening planned in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Pret A Manger is to reopen 10 of its London stores from today (16 April)​, following requests from a number of NHS workers.

All 10 sites have been chosen because of their proximity to hospitals in the capital, and include locations in Vauxhall; Bloomsbury; Tooting; South Kensington; and Fitzrovia.

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