Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Dean Carr
Burger King gain alcohol licence in London
Whooper, Fries and a beer please!
Burger King is set to start selling beer from its London branch at Waterloo Station and will “probably” choose an American beer brand after Lambeth Council granted permission for the fast food chain to serve alcoholic drinks.
After initially being turned down after a hearing to sell alcohol seven days per week at its branches in Victoria and Paddington, permission was granted at Waterloo for Burger King to serve alcohol between 11am and 8pm as long as it is bought with food. Under the licence conditions the beer must be sold in a plastic cup and be no stronger than five per cent ABV.
Lambeth Council has also imposed stricter rules on the company, which includes better staff training, better CCTV, increased management supervision and record keeping.
A spokesperson for Burger King said: “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.”
The move marks the first time a fast food retailer has been granted an alcohol licence.