All the pieces of our life are finally falling into place, as it’s been confirmed that Burger King has become the first fast food chain which will be allowed to sell booze in the UK.
Very soon, lucky customers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk will be able to grab a beer with their Whopper meal, after BK’s branch in the city was granted a drinks licence.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the burger chain was trying to secure the rights to serve alcohol on its premises in four cities – one down, three to go!
The restaurant in Bury St Edmunds is the only premises in Britain which has been handed a licence so far, which is a bit of a letdown, but there’s always the option of a road trip down South for a beer and burger. Plus, if this idea proves successful, they’ll surely have to start rolling it out across the UK!
It wasn’t easy for the chain to get the drink flowing in Bury St Edmunds, however, as the idea met with strong police opposition. The chain wanted to serve alcohol seven days a week from 10am to 11pm, but licensing inspector Matt Dee told the local council there were fears over children being put at risk, and of increased crime and disorder.
The council only gave the go-ahead after Burger King compromised and agreed to serve only one beer per adult, not sell alcohol after 9pm, and not allow drink to be taken outside.
The chain’s applications for licences in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackpool and Hull are still pending.
Come on lads, let’s get this rolled out in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and all the other big cities ASAP!