Gourmet Burger Kitchen serves up new restaurants

Published:  11 December, 2014

Gourmet burger restaurant opens four new locations as part of wider UK expansion drive

Premium burger restaurant, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, is continuing to expand its estate with four new openings planned in Glasgow, Watford, Swindon and Bromley.

The brand will open at intu Watford, Glasgow St Vincent Street, Swindon Regent Circus and Bromley Widmore Road.

GBK’s UK portfolio is now 60 strong with plans for further expansion. In the past month, GBK has opened in Aylesbury and early performance has been strong. Plans are in place to open an additional ten restaurants in the next 12 months as part of a wider development drive. GBK plans to open at least a further 30 restaurants in the next three years, taking its UK portfolio to almost 100 by 2018.

In addition to the new locations, GBK has invested over £3m refurbishing its restaurants, 13 of which were in the last 12 months, as part of the ongoing renovation programme. This investment is already delivering positive returns for the brand.

CEO Alasdair Murdoch said: “Since opening the first Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Battersea back in 2001, both the GBK brand and the UK burger category have seen significant growth. Customer appetite for premium burgers is stronger than ever before. We have always been proud to serve up a great variety of crafted gourmet burgers to our customers and we look forward to further growing our brand presence in new locations across the UK.”

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