Cristiano Ronaldo is set to open a London restaurant with TikTok chef CZN Burak

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31 Mar 2022, 11:41

Cristiano Ronaldo, and the footballer and Burak Özdemir posing together.

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Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo is planning to open a new restaurant in London.

The Manchester United star will team up with Turkish chef Burak Özdemir, who is known on social media as CZN Burak. The chef is an internet sensation, boasting a total of 90 million followers across TikTok and Instagram. With Ronaldo having an incredible 420 million Insta followers, it’s safe to say this duo have got social media well and truly covered!

Burak already has three restaurant brands around the world, including CZNBURAK, Burak Burger, and a restaurant called Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi.

The new restaurant in England’s capital city is reportedly planned to launch in November, with Daily Sabah quoting Özdemir as saying: “In the 11th month this year, we will be opening our venue in the United Kingdom. We will open a venue in London in partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo.”

The chef, however, was keeping his cards close to his chest regarding what shape the new venture will take. “We are not revealing this too much, because we were supposed to make a beautiful surprise at the opening,” he said.

Whilst it seems we are going to have to wait and see what food items will be available at the new restaurant, given that Ronaldo is well known to take care of himself - and has the chiselled physique to prove it - we predict there will surely be plenty of healthy options on the menu!

This is not Ronaldo’s first venture into the restaurant industry. The Portuguese footballer was previously involved in London-based Zela - a Japanese-influenced Mediterranean eatery imported from Ibiza - but this closed permanently during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Özdemir is clearly a big football fan, as well as teaming up with Ronaldo for this new venture, he has also previously posed on his socials with another of the all-time greats, Lionel Messi.