Burger King closes shops

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS NEWS -

THE GLOBAL ham­burger chain Burger King had can­celled the fran­chises at 89 of its 700 Ger­man restau­rants after neg­a­tive pub­lic­ity about low pay for the staff, it said yes­ter­day. A TV in­ves­tiga­tive pro­gramme in May al­leged staff at the out­lets were forced to al­ter sell-by dates on food and lacked some ap­pli­ances common in most Ger­man restau­rants, such as dish­wash­ers and garbage com­pres­sors. Pay goug­ing with over­time and ex­tra ben­e­fits with­held was the most se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tion. The fran­chise can­cel­la­tions mean other li­cencees must be found to run the out­lets. – Sapa-dpa

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