Burger King gets permission to SELL ALCOHOL in its UK branches – here’s where and when

Mark Willingham Uncategorized

Burger King gets permission to SELL ALCOHOL in its UK branches – here’s where and when

 

Source: The Mirror

19 Mar 2016

 

Burger King has been given permission to sell booze alongside its traditional fast food menu in the UK for the first time.

 

The restaurant chain’s branch in Waterloo Station has been given the thumbs up by Lambeth Council to begin selling alcoholic beverages.

 

There are a few rules that the store must abide by, however.

 

Beer – the only alcoholic beverage that will be sold – will be served only from 11am until 8pm.

 

It must not be any stronger than 5%, and must be drank on the premises.

 

When granting the licence, Lambeth Council imposed extra rules including better staff training, increased record keeping, better CCTV, and increased management supervision.

 

However the fast food chain hopes the London restaurant will be just the first in the country to be allowed to sell booze.

 

Bosses want to sell alcohol in Burger King restaurants all around the country.

 

Earlier this year Burger King extended its delivery service to 42 restaurants across the UK.

 

The fast food giant recently lost a bid to sell beer at two of London’s other busiest rail stations, the Evening Standard reports.

 

Burger King wanted to serve alcohol seven days a week at its branches in Victoria and Paddington stations, but Westminster Council turned down the application following strong opposition from police.

 

A Burger King spokeswoman has previously said they planned to mirror other countries which sell alcohol.

 

“It’s very successful everywhere else so we’re just catching up with the rest of the world really,” she said.

 

“It’ll probably be an American beer to fall in line with the brand.”

 

McDonald’s is however unlikely to follow its rival and start selling beer alongside Big Macs.

 

A message on its website read: “We develop our menu based on what our customers tell us they like and want from a visit to McDonald’s.

 

‘Although a number of European McDonald’s markets serve alcoholic beverages as part of their menu, this is not something that we have experienced customer demand for or something that fits with the family-friendly focus of our restaurants in the UK.”