Bridgepoint-backed Burger King UK has appointed retail and leisure property agent, Lunson Mitchenall to identify at least 90 new restaurant sites over the next three years.
The fast food giant, which currently has 500 sites, is planning to open at least 30 new outlets per year over the period.
Burger King UK seeking sites ranging between 1,600 and 3,000 sq ft,in high footfall areas without a pre-existing Burger King presence.
Locations on the target list include transport interchanges, drive-thrus, retail parks, high-street locations and shopping centre food courts.
Lunson Mitchenall will be responsible for sourcing outlets in East Anglia, the south east, south west and South Wales.
Burger King UK property director, Marc Balding said, “These are exciting times for the Burger King brand in the UK at present and I look forward to Lunson Mitchenall continuing to advise Burger King UK on our expansion.”
Lunson Mitchenall director, Matt Maynard added, “It is a really interesting time for the fast-food market at the moment. Against the wider economic backdrop the sector is enjoying strong growth thanks to a shift in perception of fast food and consumers responding to Burger King’s reinvigorated offering.”