Investigations are currently underway into the feasibility of opening a store at the Coppins Bridge cinema complex in the heart of Newport.
Burger King is one of the most sought after fast food chains on the Isle of Wight with the nearest outlet being Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
Otium Real Estate – the owners of Coppins Bridge leisure complex – own other retail areas across the UK which also include Burger King stores. Otium have been approached by Island Echo for a statement on the future of Coppins Bridge.
It’s understood that the soon-to-be-vacated Office Outlet building could play host to the new restaurant with the potential for a drive-thru option. The neighbouring former Maplins premises is already empty.
A spokesperson for Burger King has today said:
“BURGER KING® UK franchisees are regularly evaluating opportunities to bring our great-tasting products to more guests in new locations.
“We do not currently have any information regarding a restaurant at this location”.