a year ago
keribvby
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Burger King will soon be serving booze in the UK
Unlike the brave new world of mainland Europe, the UK has never before allowed a fast food chain to serve alcohol. It’s like they don’t trust us or something.
Until now, that is.
Burger King has just won a drinks licence for its restaurant in Bury St Edmunds (where else?), and has applied for three more at its Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackpool and Hull branches.
The chain initially applied for a licence allowing them to serve alcohol seven days a week from 10am to 11pm, but the proposition was strongly opposed by police.
Licensing inspector Matt Dee told the council there were fears about increased disorder in the town centre and concerns about under-age customers.
‘Other night-time economies [in the town] have door staff, CCTV, substantial staff training and policies for identifying underage customers,’ he pointed out.
Nevertheless, the licence was granted, albeit with some restrictions. The company agreed to serve only one beer per adult, not to sell alcohol after 9pm, and to prohibit people from drinking outside its restaurant.
Source: metro.co.uk
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HM! Interesting. Seems a lot of popular chains are starting to serve alcohol. At least in the US, anyway.
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Yeah I was thinking that too @alywoah like Taco Bell. I don't think it will be too long before more fast food chains like this have booze in the U.S. too!
a year ago·Reply
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What you mean they DON'T want people drinking at 10am? But they'll be at burger king! The fries will soak up all the alcohol!
a year ago·Reply
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LOL at "It's like they don't trust us or something."
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