Which Burger King restaurants have reopened in the UK? – The Sun
BURGER King fans can finally get their hands on a whopper as a small number of restaurants are reopening for deliveries.
The fast food chain is following in the footsteps of KFC which reopened 11 branches for takeaways earlier this week.
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Which Burger King restaurants have reopened in the UK?
Only four branches will reopen from today. These are Bath Road and Eastgate in Bristol, Coventry and Swindon.
It's part of a phased-reopening of more restaurants in the coming weeks.
Only customers who live within a certain area close to the restaurants will be able to get food delivered though, so it's worth checking the Deliveroo or Just Eat apps to see if you qualify – you can't order via Uber Eat or directly from Burger King.
When it comes to delivery fees, the retailers will set their own rates.
Unfortunately, not everything on the menu will be available but classics such as the chicken royale, bacon double cheeseburger, and whopper will be.
Why did Burger King shut?
Burger King temporarily shut all of its restaurants three weeks ago following government orders for all non-essential shops to close.
This was to encourage Brits to stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19 to relieve the pressure on the NHS.
Food outlets are allowed to continue to offer a takeaway service, but McDonald's, Nando's, Greggs, and Burger King shut shops in a bid to keep staff safe by keeping them at home.
How will Burger King help stop the spread of COVID-19?
It's now introduced a number of safety measures to protect employees, such as masks and gloves for all workers, and offering training on how to run a hygienic kitchen while still maintaining social distancing rules.
The chain will also be donating 1,000 meals per week to staff working at NHS hospitals local to the re-opened restaurants.
The Sun Online has contacted Burger King to find out how NHS workers can apply for these free meals.
Katie Evans, marketing director at Burger King UK said: "We hope that re-opening these restaurants for delivery services goes some way to lifting our customers’ spirits in these difficult times."
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Other positive signs of businesses reopening where possible during the coronavirus lockdown include fashion house Next's website, although it is limiting the number of orders that it can process.
It comes as experts predict that the three-month lockdown could leave 2million workers unemployed and cause a 35 per cent fall in GDP.
But as soon as the restrictions are lifted the economy is likely to bounce back, the Office for Budget Responsibility has said.
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