Burger King Might Start Selling Alcohol in the UK

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The chain applied for drink licenses in four stores
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There are 654 franchises in the U.K.

Burger King might start selling American beer in select locations in the U.K.

The Whopper chain is looking to serve the beer in plastic bottles and has applied for drink licenses at four restaurants so far, according to The Independent. These locations include Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackpool, Hull, and Bury St. Edmunds.

“We’re just catching up with the rest of the world, really,” a Burger King U.K. spokesperson told The Daily Mail. Some franchises in Singapore, Venezuela, Spain, and the U.S. already sell alcohol.

If approved, Burger King will be able to offer alcohol from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

“Although a number of European McDonalds 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 U.K.,” a Burger King U.K. spokesperson told The Daily Mail.

There are 654 Burger King restaurants across the U.K.

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