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Burger King Germany restaurants to reopen this week

Burger King Germany restaurants to reopen this week

FRANKFURT: Burger King Germany said on Monday, German Burger King restaurants were shut down last month in a row between their operator and the US fast food company will reopen this week.

Burger King has now given insolvency administrator Marc Odebrecht a temporary license to operate the outlets under the company’s brand and has provided a loan for the business.

Last week, Yi-Ko filed for insolvency, putting 3,000 jobs at the restaurants at risk. There are 688 Burger King restaurants in Germany. It was not immediately clear how long the license would last.

Twenty six of the 89 outlets will open their doors again on Monday and the rest by Wednesday.

Burger King had told Yi-Ko Holding, formerly the biggest operator of the restaurants in Germany, to shut down the restaurants immediately last month, saying the franchisee had violated its rules on the treatment of employees.