UK restaurant franchisor BRG acquires South African owned Gourmet Burger Kitchen

SOUTH AFRICA – South African restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands has offloaded its long-time struggling British fast-food operation, Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) to Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), a UK based restaurant group owner. The deal comes days after GBK had entered administration, looking for buyers after becoming the latest victim of brutal trading conditions in the face of Covid-19 which made Famous Brands cut funding to it. The purchase being a rescue deal, according to administrator Deloitte is said to save 35 restaurants and 669 jobs. However, more than 360 people…

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