UK-based restaurant company Burger & Sauce is expanding its presence in the country by signing-up five new franchisees.

The new restaurants are planned across the Midlands, Liverpool and Sheffield and will be opened in late 2023.

Burger & Sauce Franchise director Anthony Round said: “Burger & Sauce continues to expand, and we are delighted to welcome five new franchisees who are on board to support our mission to bring our fresh, tasty burgers to more customers around the Midlands and now further north.

“As a franchisor, we will provide full training on how to deliver our award-winning, fresh and simple burger concept, plus provide help with site sourcing, full fit-out of stores and marketing.”

Burger & Sauce was first established during the Covid-19 pandemic and earned more than £1.5m in its first year.

It currently operates eleven locations, including Bull Ring, Castle Vale, Alum Rock, Kings Heath, Walsall, Nottingham, Derby, West Bromwich, Leicester, Sutton Coldfield and Bearwood Road in Birmingham.

Round added: “This is just the beginning…we have experienced a huge demand for our product and are now welcoming applications from more franchisees who have a passion for great fast food.

“Franchisees need to be committed and we will do everything we can to support the best candidates to grow a successful Burger & Sauce franchised business.”

Last month, the company opened a restaurant in Birmingham, creating 15 new employment opportunities.