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Burger King to re-open four Scottish outlets for delivery - with more to follow in May

Fans of Burger King won't have to wait much longer to get their Whopper fix, as restaurants across Scotland will re-open on 29 April.

Published: April 28, 2020
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The Scottish Burger King restaurants set to re-open for delivery on 29 April are Dundee, Aberdeen, Hillington and Springfield Quay, with a further four, including a drive-thru opening in England.

The drive-thru is a trial and, if successful, the chain will open more restaurants for this service in the coming weeks.

Following this week and as part of its phased re-opening plan, Burger King has also announced it plans to re-open one restaurant in every city by 31st May.

In addition to the eight restaurants opening from Wednesday 29th April, Burger King will open a further 12 restaurants over the following consecutive weeks.

Safety first

The team say that safety is Burger King’s number one priority, and in order for restaurants to re-open a number of procedures have been put in place to safeguard the health of both Burger King employees and customers.

These include additional PPE such as masks and gloves for staff, stringent cleaning measures, contactless delivery options via Deliveroo and Just Eat and all Burger King staff comprehensively trained on the Government’s social distancing measures – including how to run kitchens hygienically, whilst abiding by them.

As a way of saying thank you to the UK’s NHS Heroes, Burger King UK has also announced it will continue to donate meals to staff working at NHS hospitals local to the re-opened restaurants.

Although the delivery and drive-thru service will mean customers won’t be able to access the full Burger King menu, favourites such as the Chicken Royale, Bacon Double Cheeseburger and Whopper will all be available to order.

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Katie Evans, marketing director at Burger King UK said: "We are so pleased to be able to open more restaurants across the UK this week, including our first restaurant for customer Drive Thru - which is a huge step forward.”

This move comes as rivals McDonalds reveal tentative plans to re-open with restaurant 'tests' taking place this week to assess the viability of serving customers again.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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