A burger king in the Czech Republic. Image source: Reddit
Some Burger King restaurants in the United Kingdom have been granted to serve beer…it was a plan set in motion following the fast food chain’s announcement to do so last year. According to a spokesman, they’re simply “just catching up to the rest of the world.”
There are limits: beer served at a Burger King can’t be more than 5%; in addition, hours you’re able to drink there are between 11AM to 8PM, and it must be consumed on the premises.
While certain locations — such as Bury St. Edmunds and Waterloo Station — got the green light, other locations like Victoria and Paddington did not due to fears from police. Said police officer Bryan Lewis to Westminster council’s licensing subcommittee:
To us, it’s fast food, fast service, fast alcohol and fast drunkenness, as a result of that… People consume alcohol and have a desire to eat fast food on the way home. At this point, they have had enough to drink but then they will be offered more [alcohol] at the station.
Fair enough, we suppose…the way it’s set up, we’ll probably stick to the pub anyway.