Jobs under threat as administrators called into Burger King, Wisbech - and 29 other stores owned by same franchisees

PUBLISHED: 20:48 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 20:48 20 April 2017

Burger King, Horsefair. Wisbech,

Burger King, Horsefair. Wisbech,


Jobs could be at risk following the news today that Burger King, Wisbech, is one of 30 outlets across the UK which has gone into administration.

Alix Partners has been appointed joint administrators over Millcliffe Ltd and CPL Foods that run the franchise stores. In total 1,000 workers could be affected.

The administrators were called in because of cash flow difficulties. They are hoping buyers can be found for all the stores and are in talks with Burger King Europe, the franchisor.

Burger King stores affected include those at Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds, Nottingham, Blackpool Bridlington and Port Talbot.

The store, in the interim, will continue to trade as normal.

Joint administrator Nick Cropper said: “Our priority now is to work closely with the business and determine the optimum route forward for the companies as we continue to serve our valued guests throughout the UK.

“We are confident that the companies are an attractive proposition for a range of potential buyers and, as such, we expect and welcome contact from interested third parties.”


  • Fenwoman, I think your comment relates to FDC film, not unfortunate potential job losses at BK.

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • I'm confused. Have I got this right? This amateurish film to attract tourists to come to the Fenland area, is shown to people who live in...........the Fenland area? What's the point of that then? On top of which, I object in the strongest terms to the council spending money. We get told that street lights have to be turned off, brown bins won't be emptied, social care is being cut, because there is no money available, but there seems to always be money available for crackpot vanity schemes, like this nonsense and changing the name of leisure centres.

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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