Burger King Just Unveiled Its First Total Rebrand in 20 Years

New year, new BK?

Courtesy of Burger King
Courtesy of Burger King

The new year is a time to reinvent yourself—and that doesn't simply apply to those plans to finally go blonde or your questionable pursuit of a singing career in 2021. Like you, Burger King is ready for a makeover. The fast food chain is kicking off the new year with a new look, introducing its first rebrand in 20 years. 

Burger King isn't doing it halfway, either. The company is unveiling fresh visual designs, restaurant concepts, and digital experiences—including new logos, colors, fonts, uniforms, even packaging. 

"Design is one of the most essential tools we have for communicating who we are and what we value, and it plays a vital role in creating desire for our food and maximizing guests’ experience," Restaurant Brands International Head of Design Raphael Abreu said in a statement. "We wanted to use design to get people to crave our food; its flame-grilling perfection and above all, its taste."

Courtesy of Burger King

According to the statement, Burger King is focused on capturing the brand's key characteristics—mouthwatering, big and bold, playfully irreverent, and proudly true—with this new aesthetic, which will also include changes to menus, decor and signage, social media assets, and restaurant merch.

"Inspired by real and delicious food, the more modern look marks the first complete rebrand in over 20 years and will more authentically represent Burger King values," the company said. "The announcement signals a commitment to digital-first expression and recent improvements to taste and food quality, through the removal of colors, flavors, and preservatives from artificial sources from menu items, as well as an ambitious pledge to environmental sustainability."

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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.