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PS1m 'fine' to axe hospital burgers.

Byline: STEPHEN HAYWARD

A HOSPITAL faces having to pay a PS1million "fine" to kick a Burger King off its food concourse.

A firm which sub-lets space to the burger chain has a 25-year contract with heart specialists Addenbrooke's in Cambridge. Now chiefs want the franchise, the last Burger King on an NHS site, gone in an anti-junk food drive.

But ending the contract would cost the cash-hit hospital around PS1million in financial penalties.

Katherine Button from the Campaign for Better Hospital Food said it was "outrageous" that Burger King was on the site.

Cambridge University Hospitals said the area is leased to property firm Gentian, which did not reply to a call for comment.

Burger Kng said it was "working with the franchisee to offer alternative menu options".

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 30, 2017
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