At a Glance

Gourmet burger casual dining chain


International Presence:
Ireland and UAE

Parent Company:
GBK UK is operated by the Boparan Restaurant Group:  also own Giraffe, Giraffe Stop, Carluccio’s, Slim Chickens, Wondertree, Ed’s Diner, Fishworks and Cinnamon Collection chains.

Systems annual sales: £150m+

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Franchise UK

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is the original premium burger brand.

Established in 2001, GBK changed the UK burger scene forever, serving the freshest ingredients and a mixture of classic and innovative taste combinations to make the “best burgers in town” from the first bite to the last.

Acquired by Boparan Restaurant Group in October 2020, GBK today is a leading casual dining chain in the UK with a strong online delivery presence across third party platforms focused on serving a variety of handcrafted burgers, combining 100% fresh beef, chicken, or plant based options with the freshest ingredients together with burger sauces, the majority of which are made from scratch, every day, in each GBK kitchen.  Each restaurant is individually designed and incorporates luxury style with comfort.

There are 36 sites in the UK together with franchises in Ireland and the UAE. BRG are committed to growth of the brand through the continuous investment in property, people and product to ensure that GBK’s offer and experience is best in market.

Why partner with us

  • Excellent operating system
  • Training and development for your teams
  • Contemporary & exciting designs for your restaurants
  • Multi channel and format propositions to maximise all opportunities
  • Continuous innovation and insight from the Brand
  • Ongoing formal business guidance and support
  • Sharing best practice
  • Flexible approach

About Boparan Restaurant Group

Boparan Restaurant Group is a growing family of award-winning restaurants including Carluccio’s, Café Carluccio’s, Giraffe, Wondertree, Fishworks, Slim Chickens, Cinnamon Collection and Ed’s Easy Diner.  We are a collection of restaurant brands that each carry their own personality but share a passion for creating contemporary food and drink experiences that make people happy.

We are an experienced franchisor, already working with a number of passionate, committed and successful franchise partners in the UK and internationally. In addition to the brand licence, operating procedures and training we have a dedicated team who provide regular guidance, advice and support to our franchise partners. Our brand marketing teams continuously innovate and promote the customer offering, ensuring it is always relevant and compelling for our customers, and driving revenue and profit opportunities for our franchise partners.

What we look for in a partner:

We are looking for multi-unit franchisees to build the Gourmet Burger Kitchen brand. UK and International opportunities are available.  

The ideal partner will have an appetite for multiple units and could be an existing experienced branded F&B franchisee looking to diversify their business; or an investor looking to create their own business with a proven food brand.

Along with a passion for great food and hospitality, the ability to obtain great locations, operate excellently and deliver exceptional customer experiences through great people is a must.  

GBK is seeking:

In the UK – Experienced multi-unit operators

International Markets – Experienced multi-unit franchise business partners interested in whole country/large territory development. Markets of particular interest are Europe, Middle East, Russia and South East Asia


Interested in Gourmet Burger Kitchen? Contact Judd Williams

Judd leads the Group’s franchise division and new franchise business development. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing Gourmet Burger Kitchen in the UK.


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