Burger King in China apologises after state TV criticism

BEIJING (AP) – Burger King’s China unit has issued a public apology and promised to cooperate with a government investigation after state TV reported one of the United States (US) fast food giant’s outlets used expired ingredients.

The Burger King in the southern city of Nanchang was criticised on Thursday on an annual consumer protection programme that in past years has highlighted complaints about foreign auto, smartphone and other brands. Regulators in Nanchang, Beijing, Shanghai and other areas ordered inspections of Burger King outlets, according to state media.

Burger King in a statement said the Nanchang outlet was run by a franchisee but apologised for the “management error”.

It said the eatery was closed for “rectification and investigation”.