Burger King gets a fresh new look for the 1st time in 20 years

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
Burger King Brand Refresh Image
The new logo of Burger King reflected on their packaging

In 2021, the American multinational fast food restaurant chain Burger King is enjoying a ‘whopper’ of a refresh by introducing a new logo in more than 20 years.

The fast food chain unveiled a retro-influenced new branding using colors inspired by its ‘real and delicious food,’ which includes a revised (yet recognizable) logo and new food packaging, employee uniforms and signage for its restaurants, that are soon to be remodeled.

The centerpiece of the redesign is the logo, ditching the blue curve that’s been in use since 1999. Burger King said in a press release that the new “minimalist logo seamlessly meets the brand evolution of the times.” It also pays tribute to brand’s 64-year-old history, with the refreshed look emulating an old logo used from 1969 to 1999.

Customers will notice colors that are “rich and bold” on its signage with a new, custom-made font called “Flame.” The chain said the font is inspired by the shapes of its food because it’s “rounded, bold and yummy.”

The look will extend to its employees, who will wear clothing that mixes “contemporary and comfortable style with distinctive colors and graphics.” Actual employees are featured in its new ads and promotional pictures.

Its redesigned packaging highlights the new logo, includes “playful illustrations of ingredients” and adjectives that describe the food, like “crispy” and “tasty.” Notably, Burger King’s packaging comes a few months after rival McDonald’s also revealed new wrappers and cups.

In September, Burger King introduced new restaurant designs fit for the coronavirus era with triple drive-thrus, burger pickup lockers and takeout counters. The designs will be tweaked to highlight the revamped visual identity.

Customers will begin seeing some of the new identity immediately in advertisements, signage and packaging. However, the renovation of its nearly 19,000 global restaurants to reflect the new look will take several years.

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