Burger King

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Burger King
Subsidiary
IndustryRestaurants
GenreFast food restaurant
PredecessorInsta-Burger King
FoundedInsta-Burger King:
1953; 67 years ago (1953)
Jacksonville, Florida
Burger King:
1954; 66 years ago (1954)
Miami, Florida
FounderInsta-Burger King:
Keith J. Kramer and Matthew Burns
Burger King:
David Edgerton and James McLamore
Headquarters5505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Number of locations
17,796 (2018)
Area served
Global
Key people
  • Alexandre Behring (Chairman RBI)[1]:123
  • Daniel S. Schwartz (CEO)[1]:123
  • José E. Cil (President)[1]:123
  • Joshua Kobza (CFO)[1]:123
Products
ParentRestaurant Brands International
Websitewww.bk.com
Footnotes / references
[2][3]
Burger King in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Burger King (often just called BK) is a chain of fast food restaurant that comes from the United States.[4] It sells hamburgers, French fries, and soft drinks, and is very much like McDonald's. It was created in 1954 in Miami, Florida, by James McLamore and David Edgerton.[source?] More than 34 thousand people work for the company.

There are more than 15,000 Burger King restaurants world-wide in 100 countries, and almost all of them are franchises.[5] But in Australia, since the name "Burger King" was already trademarked there, BK franchises there are called Hungry Jack's.

Burger King is owned mostly by 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment company. But it is also owned by shareholders and used to publicly trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BKW.[6] In 2014, the chain's operations was merged with that of Tim Hortons from Canada, under the name Restaurant Brands International (NYSEQSR).[7] Burger King is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida–based restaurant chain.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Burger King 2015 10-K". sec.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. "RBI 10K report" (PDF). rbi.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. "Restarurant Brand International: Burger King". rbi.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. "hamburger.com". www.hamburger.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  5. "Number of Burger King restaurants worldwide from 2009 to 2017". Statista. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  6. Burger King Worldwide, Inc (20 June 2012). "Burger King Worldwide, Inc. Announces Close of Transaction with Justice Holdings Limited". Business Wire. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. Brownell, Claire (26 August 2014). "Burger King Worldwide Inc announces deal to buy Tim Hortons". Financial Post. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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