|By Marketwired .||
|June 19, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- New Brunswick-based BKR Management Inc. is holding a grand opening celebration this Sunday to mark its eighth BURGER KING® restaurant in Atlantic Canada at 57 Starrs Road in Yarmouth. The company will be announcing two additional new locations opening in Newfoundland and New Brunswick by the end of June.
"Our growing presence in Atlantic Canada is evidence of the strength of the Burger King brand as well as the great-tasting food Canadians love and expect from the Burger King experience," said Rhonda Mawhinney, Director of Operations, BKR Management Inc. "We are proud to be opening the first Burger King location in Yarmouth and two other new locations in Gander and Fredericton."
The Yarmouth grand opening is taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the restaurant at 57 Starrs Road and will feature a buy-one-get-one free WHOPPER® promotion along with cake and treat bags for kids.
In April of 2013, Burger King Worldwide announced the sale of Burger King Restaurants of Canada - including 94 company-owned locations - to Redberry Investments, a privately held corporation with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Detroit, Mich., and more than 6,000 employees. Redberry is the master franchisee for the company in Canada, representing approximately 280 BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide.
Core to the company's marketing strategy is a focus on recruiting new franchisees and supporting the expansion of existing franchisees across the country. There are currently 15 BURGER KING® franchisees in the Maritimes who own and operate 29 restaurant locations across the region. BKR Management Inc. owns and operates eight locations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and PEI.
The Yarmouth restaurant employs approximately 30 full and part-time employees and is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The 84-seat Yarmouth location is designed under the BURGER KING® '20/20' design, which includes a sleek, new customer-friendly interior, digital menu boards, televisions and a drive-thru.
ABOUT BURGER KING WORLDWIDE
Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® Worldwide is the second largest quick serve hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, BURGER KING® operates in nearly 13,000 locations serving more than 11 million guests daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide.
ABOUT BURGER KING® CANADA
Redberry Investments Corp. is the master franchisee for BURGER KING® in Canada, representing the approximately 280 BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. Founded in 2005, Redberry is a privately-held, Quebec corporation with more than 6,000 employees and offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Detroit. For more information please visit www.burgerking.ca.
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