Burger King, as we know, is a very famous food chain that provides quality burgers, French fries, and some beverages. It is one of the very popular burger joints that is now established worldwide. They come up with new concepts and marketing strategies. They are based in the USA. They started small and with super high revenues expanded the business into a multi-million dollar franchise.
Reasons for Fire Accident in Burger King:
It is very common for live kitchens to catch fire. Very small, unattended equipment or carelessness can be the basic reason for a fire. Since, in places like burger king, where the chefs are overloaded with cooking tasks, there are high chances for them to get distracted. They may have to make a lot of eateries in less time.
There is one burger king outlet in Elizebeth city North Carolina. This caught fire in the year 2014. This was a very bad one. The fire was due to mulch and it made its way to one corner of the building. This caused a lot of damage and it took time to recover.
There was another incident very recently in the same branch. This happened on 27th December 2018. There was a fire that started in the kitchen. This happened in the afternoon, around 1 PM. The fire originated inside the kitchen when employees were out for lunch. It started from the kitchen’s hood system, says the fire report filed by the fire department. On seeing the fire, all the staffs ran out of the kitchen and alerted the customers too. They immediately called for the fire services.
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The firefighters were called to the restaurant at 1:57 PM and they arrived within a few minutes, bringing with them three fire trucks. They started working as soon as they reached the spot. A cop car was also stationed at the entrance to prevent any commotion and keep an eye on the perimeter. The fire department took a lot of time to investigate as the staffs did not know the exact details and causes of the fire.
Damage Due to Fire Accident:
The Elizabeth city fire department chief declared that the full extent of the damage is still not known clearly, but there are no injuries or casualties reported. The eat out will be open only after all the details are found out and taken care of, he added. The employees did not give any comments or details about the fire and cited that it was against the company policy. The reopening of this Burger King outlet will be announced soon.
The repair works and safety precautions are being looked into. The damage due to the fire is being accounted for and the insurance company will be paying for the damage due to the fire. All the restaurants have a proper safety measure in these cases. They have fire alarms and fire extinguishers. This was the reason there are lesser injuries in situations like this. The restaurants must also be very careful while cooking with fire. The fire safety arrangements that are there should be checked and maintained properly.