Burger King announced plans to open more than 100 restaurants in Ontario and Manitoba over the next five years. To drive growth in the underpenetrated burger market of Canada, Burger King Canada has inked a new five-year expansion deal with long-time partner, Redberry Restaurants, to grow the number of Burger King restaurants in Canada by 25 percent so even more guests can enjoy the iconic flame-grilled Whopper sandwich, chicken fries and other Burger King favorites.
"For far too long, Canadian burger lovers have not had enough flame grilled options to choose from," says Matt Wright, general manager, Burger King Canada. "Premium ingredients and signature recipes have defined Burger King for 50 successful years in Canada. We're excited that even more Canadians will be introduced to the iconic Burger King brand and our great tasting food."
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Burger King has been making international waves in the burger industry over the last year. From announcements about expansion in China and plans to open to the first Burger King restaurant in the Baltics to the launch of two plant-based burgers in the U.S. and Europe—the Impossible Whopper and the Rebel Whopper sandwiches—the brand is growing.
"We are so excited to expand the Burger King brand in Canada," says Ken Otto, CEO Redberry. "We've been a proud Burger King Canada partner for 15 years and we can't wait to light the fire in those grills in more than 100 brand new locations."
In September 1969, the first Canadian Burger King restaurant opened in Windsor and that same restaurant still serves the flame-gilled Whopper sandwich to this day.
As part of this new agreement, about 10 restaurants are planned to be open in 2020 in Southwestern Ontario to serve up flame grilled goodness to millions of Canadians every year