Burger King launches bid to start serving beer at UK branches

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Blackpool and Hull are among the sites tipped to start serving beer
Blackpool and Hull are among the sites tipped to start serving beer

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Burger King could become the first fast-food restaurant to start serving beer after it applied for drinks licences at four of its UK branches.

The burger chain wants to sell plastic bottles of American beer, which is designed to be drunk on site, at its Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackpool, Hull and Bury St. Edmunds venues.

If the licenses are granted the concept could be rolled out across more Burger King branches.

A spokesperson for Burger King told ITV News​: “It’s very successful everywhere else, so we’re just catching up with the rest of the world really. It’ll probably be an American beer to fall in line with the brand.”

Sandwich chain Pret-a-Manger also starting serving alcohol at its new ‘Good Evenings’ concept earlier this year,  saying it was in response to customer demand.

Coffee shops and casual dining restaurants are squeezing pubs off the high street according to a figures from the Local Data Company, which showed 20 high street pubs had closed their doors during the first half of 2015 but coffee shops were opening at a rate of two a day. 

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