OKR Group is the sole franchisee for BURGER KING® in the Republic of Ireland and employees in excess of 900 people.
In 1954, James McLamore and David Edgerton opened their first BURGER KING® restaurant in Miami Florida, USA. They had a guiding principle of offering reasonably priced quality food, served quickly, in attractive, clean surroundings.
The World was introduced to the signature flavour of the Original WHOPPER® Sandwich in 1957. It was an instant sensation and immediately became our flagship product. Today the WHOPPER® sandwich is world renowned for its fire-grilled taste and the many ways customers can order it to their liking.
The great success of the early restaurants made the BURGER KING® concept a natural for international expansion. In 1963, the first international franchise restaurant opened in Puerto Rico, and in 1981 the first Irish “Home of the WHOPPER®” opened on Grafton St, Dublin. Today, we have 27 BURGER KING® restaurants all over the Republic of Ireland with 5 of them being Drive-Thru.