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Tallink to open two new Burger King restaurants in Riga

BC, Riga/Tallinn, 12.10.2020.Print version
Estonia's Tallink Grupp has concluded agreements to open two more Burger King restaurants in Riga, the group's representatives informed LETA.

One of the restaurants will be opened at 113 Vienibas Gatve, Riga and the other at 14 Audeju Street near the Galerija Centrs shopping center in the Riga Old Town. The restaurant on Vienibas Gatve is scheduled to open before the end of 2020 and the restaurant on Audeju Street in the first half of 2021.

Tallink announced already in spring 2020 that the first restaurant of Burger King fast food chain in Latvia will open in the popular shopping and entertainment center Akropole before the end of 2020.

Katre Kovask, Tallink Grupp's head of onshore retail and the project manager for launching Burger Kings in the Baltics, said she was pleased that Tallink has by now secured three excellent restaurant locations in Latvia and will soon be able to announce also the opening dates of the first two restaurants that will open already in 2020.

"Currently, we are already actively working on the fitting out of the Akropole and Vienibas gatve restaurants, setting up processes and procedures for effectively running the restaurants and recruiting staff -- and we are doing all this in compliance with the current regulations and safety requirements," Kovask said in a press release.

With the opening of three restaurants in Latvia, around 100 new jobs will be created in Latvia alone by the global brand’s franchise owners Tallink Grupp over the next 12 months. In total, it is planned to open more than 40 Burger King restaurants in all the Baltic states in the next five years with more than 800 new jobs created.

Currently, four Burger King restaurants are operating in Tallinn, which were opened in May and June of this year, and one in Tartu, which opened at the end of September.

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