Burger King will 'probably' choose American beer brand as alcohol licence approved

Burger King is to start selling beer from its branch at Waterloo station and will "probably" choose an American beer brand after Lambeth Council granted permission for the fast food chain to serve alcohol.

After initially being turned down to sell alcohol seven days per week at its branches in Victoria and Paddington stations, permission was granted at Waterloo for Burger King to serve alcohol between 11am and 8pm as long as it is bought with food.

Under the license the beer must be sold in a plastic cup and be no stronger than five per cent ABV.

Lambeth Council has also imposed stricter rules on the company, which includes better staff training, better CCTV, increased management supervision and record keeping.

A spokesperson for Burger King said: “It’s very successful everywhere else so we’re just catching up with the rest of the world really. It’ll probably be an American beer to fall in line with the brand.”

The move marks the first time a fast food retailer has been granted an alcohol license.

Natalie Mortimer

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