Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has confirmed its acquisition of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) brand and 35 trading sites, in a transaction that will save more than 600 jobs.
GBK joins the group’s brands The Cinnamon Collection, Fishworks, Carluccio’s, Slim Chickens, Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner, and its purchase gives BRG a 99-strong portfolio of restaurants nationwide with 32 franchised globally.
“We welcome the GBK team to BRG,” says Satnam Leihal, managing director of BRG.
“This latest acquisition is in line with our strategy to grow our restaurant group with quality brands.
“Whilst it is an extremely challenging time for the sector, we believe quality hospitality businesses will recover in the long term as people return to eating out.”
BRG will also continue GBK’s franchise partnership in the UAE.
The GBK sites that now form part of the BRG estate are:
Basingstoke, Bath, Belsize Park, Birmingham Resorts World, Brindley Place Birmingham, Bluewater, Bracknell, Brighton, Bristol Cabot Circus, Bristol Cribbs Causeway, Bromley, Cambridge, Chiswick, Clarks Village Somerset, Ealing, East Dulwich, Greenwich, Guildford, Kingston, Lakeside, Leamington Spa, Liverpool, Norwich , O2 Greenwich, Oxford, Putney, South Kensington, St Pauls, Staines, Trafford Centre, Waterloo, West Hampstead, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford and Wimbledon.