Burger King Philippines is testing fast food outlet locations in Malaysia, the company announced Tuesday.
Burger King, which opened its first outlet in Manila in December, has plans to expand to more cities in the country.
Burger Kings Philippines plans to open 20 more outlets in the Philippines in the next two years.
The new locations will serve customers who live in Manila, Baguio, Davao del Norte, Tagalog, Mindanao, and Davao Oriental.
BurgerKing Philippines is opening up a new fast food location in Manila and is also working on opening new outlets in other cities in Southeast Asia, the group said.
“Burger King Philippines will expand to the Philippines with a focus on the Asian market.
We have made a commitment to invest in our local and regional workforce and will be investing in new and innovative solutions for our customers,” Burger King CEO and founder Bruce Burger said in a statement.
The Philippines has been a hot spot for fast food chains in Asia.
The country has the second-highest number of fast food restaurants per capita in the world, with an average of 1.8 outlets per 100,000 residents, according to a report from the World Economic Forum.
The number of Burger King outlets in Manila rose by 3.3 percent in 2016, according the company.
In addition, McDonald’s Philippines opened its second Philippines location in January, which has since seen a 3.9 percent growth rate.
The fast food chain has been opening new locations around the country for the past two years, as it expands its distribution network.
In January, Burger King launched a Burger King Asia branch in Manila.
Burgerking said the Filipino franchise will have more than 2,000 outlets by 2019.
In 2017, the chain added 10 locations to its distribution networks.
BurgerKING Philippines has already opened one outlet in Davao, a city that was a hotbed for fast-food chains during the height of the Philippine economy.
In February, the Philippines signed a $10 billion agreement with Burger King to sell fast food franchises.