Quick Restaurants NV/Quick Restaurants SA was an original Belgian chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium. Founded in 1971 by Belgian Baron François Vaxelaire, it is Europe's first and leading hamburger restaurant chain.
In recent years, its worldwide expansion has accelerated. Quick is similar in theme to McDonald's and Burger King. In 2007, it was taken over by the French government's investment holding company, CDC, which controls 94% of the shares as of November 2013 and was purchased by Burger King in February 2016.
The chain was first established in 1971 with two restaurants, by the Belgian Baron Vaxelaire (Chairman of GIB Group) one in Schoten, on the outskirts of Antwerp and another in Waterloo just south of Brussels. The first Quick opened in France was in Aix-en-Provence on July 19, 1980. By December 31, 2010, it operated over 400 restaurants in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the French overseas departments or territories of Réunion, New Caledonia Guadeloupe and Martinique. 72% of these restaurants are operated as franchises.