Last month, Redwood worked with longstanding client Lunson Mitchenall to announce its latest instruction by Burger King UK. Coverage was secured across the property trade and catering press.
Lunson Mitchenall’s occupier representation team will work alongside a group of joint agents to roll out Burger King UK’s acquisition strategy throughout the UK and the growth of their Franchise partners. Lunson Mitchenall will cover East Anglia, South East, South West and South Wales as it looks to open at least 30 new outlets a year for the next three years. The focus of the expansion is centered around those high footfall areas where there isn’t a pre-existing Burger King UK presence and includes transport interchanges, Drive Thrus and retail parks, high street locations and shopping centre food courts. The team are looking for sites between 1,600 and 3,000 sq ft.
Founded in 1954, Burger King is the second largest fast food and hamburger chain in the world and currently has over 500 restaurants in the UK alone. This instruction follows the announcement at the end of 2017 that Bridgepoint and Restaurant Brands International Inc would come together in a master franchise joint venture agreement to strengthen the position in the UK. Since then, an extensive investment has been made to refocus the brand identity, develop a more modern store fit out and enhance the restaurant experience.
Matt Maynard, Director, Lunson Mitchenall commented: “It is great to be working alongside such an iconic and much loved global name like Burger King. It has a real and long-standing heritage and we are enjoying supporting the Bridgepoint team as they look to grow the chain and expand further. It is a really interesting time for the fast food market in particular which, against the wider economic back drop, is enjoying strong growth thanks to a shift in perception of fast food and consumers responding to Burger King’s reinvigorated offering.”
Redwood has worked with Lunson Mitchenall for almost a decade. Find out more by reading a case study here.