Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

800 - 1,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Burger King UK, the British subsidiary of the US-based global fast food hamburger chain, has announced that it is likely to permanently close 5-10% of its restaurants in the UK, leading to 800-1,600 redundancies.

The chief executive officer said although the chain had reopened the majority of its restaurants in the UK, the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made it likely that some outlets will 'not be able to survive'.

Burger King UK has 530 restaurants across the country and it employs more than 16,000 people.



Eurofound (2020), Burger King UK, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101451, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101451.