TORONTO — Restaurant Brands International, Inc. has inked an agreement to bring its Burger King brand to the Baltics. The company plans to open restaurants in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through a partnership with Tallink Grupp, a provider of passenger and cargo transport services in the northern Baltic Sea region.
“We are excited to develop beautiful new Burger King restaurants and introduce guests in the Baltics to our iconic brand featuring our great-tasting food with Tallink Grupp,” said David Shear, president of Burger King and Popeyes EMEA. “We are confident that guests will enjoy our world-famous flame-grilled flavor, including our iconic Whopper sandwich, and experience our brand their way through personalized digital innovation.”
Tallink Grupp, which launched the first floating Burger King restaurant on board a cruise ship in 2016, has exclusive development rights for the Baltic countries and plans to open the first Burger King restaurant in Estonia this winter.
“Tallink made history in 2016 when we brought Burger King’s first restaurants on board ships, and now we are making history again, bringing the iconic Whopper sandwich as well as the rest of the popular Burger King menu offerings to the people of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania,” said Paavo Nõgene, chief executive officer of Tallink Grupp.
Restaurant Brands International has more than 26,000 Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories.