Fast-food chain Burger King has signed an agreement with passenger transport and cargo transport services provider Tallink Grupp to open new locations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

With this agreement, the company will mark its entry into the three new Baltic states, as well as expand its presence in Europe.

Tallink Grupp has acquired the exclusive development rights for the Baltic countries and is planning to open more restaurants across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Burger King and Popeyes EMEA president David Shear said: “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.

“We are confident that guests will enjoy our world-famous flame-grilled flavour, including our iconic Whopper sandwich, and experience our brand their way through personalised digital innovation.”

Tallink Grupp is planning to open the first Burger King restaurant in Tallinn, Estonia, later this year, as well as the first restaurants in Latvia and Lithuania in the first half of next year.

As part of the development agreement, each restaurant opened by Tallink Grupp will hold the licence for 20 years.

Tallink Grupp CEO Paavo Nõgene said: “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.”

The transport services provider opened its first Burger King restaurant on board a cruise ship in 2016.