As a result of the pandemic Burger King have warned 1,600 could be lost in the UK and up to 10% of their stores could permanently close.
Speaking to the BBC’s Newscast chief executive Alasdair Murdoch said, “We don’t want to lose any (jobs).
“We try very hard not to, but one’s got to assume somewhere between 5% and 10% of the restaurants might not be able to survive.
“It’s not just us – I think this applies to everyone out there in our industry.”
Despite the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £30bn support package on Wednesday, Murdoch said the scheme does not do enough to compensate restaurants for the combination of fixed costs.
He warned, “I don’t think you can ever get over the top of this problem.”
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