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Burger baron to buy Stockholm's priciest flat

Paul O'Mahony · 3 Dec 2009, 10:02

Published: 03 Dec 2009 10:02 GMT+01:00

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Bergfors, 60, is primed to swoop for a brand new luxury apartment in Stockholm's well-heeled Östermalm district, business magazine Affärsvärlden reports.

But the transaction is contingent on the hamburger guru selling his 347 square metre apartment home at nearby Sturegatan, a deal expected to swell his coffers by 25 million kronor.

"I haven't sold the old one yet and it all hinges on me getting the price I'm asking for it, which is part of the agreement," Bergfors told Affärsvärlden.

Neither Bergfors nor property mogul Sven-Olof Johansson, head of the Fastpartner property management company, would comment further on the latter's new development in Stockholm's wealthiest district.

Bergfors established the Max brand in 1968 and headed up the company with great success before handing over the reins recently to his two sons, Richard and Christoffer, though he remains active in the company as chairman if the board.

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Last year the company had a turnover in excess of one billion kronor. With 67 outlets nationwide, the firm employs around 2,500 people.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.com)

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Your comments about this article

12:06 December 3, 2009 by krigeren
Great company, tasty burgers, and a stellar example of entrepreneurship in Sweden.

I would love to see max in some high profile key locations outside Sweden.

Just having an impromptu burger bar with those emission menus in Copenhagen for the upcoming summit could get people thinking.

Enjoy your flat. You earned it!
01:23 December 4, 2009 by Nemesis
Well done.

i am happy to see a Swede earn a lot of money and enjoy his wealth.
10:50 December 4, 2009 by jgsturgeonmaster
Max burgers suck
11:36 December 4, 2009 by Åskar
If he can afford that kind of living there is something fundamentally wrong with the pricing of the burgers.
22:56 December 4, 2009 by crazycoach
I remember MAX burgers during my visit to O-vik 9 years ago. Absolutely delicious.
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