Burger King

global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in Florida, United States

Burger King (often just called BK) is a chain of fast food restaurants that comes from the United States.[4] It sells hamburgers, French fries, and soft drinks. It was created in 1954 in Miami, Florida, by James McLamore and David Edgerton.[5] Edgerton bought a restaurant named Insta Burger King and changed it to Burger King. More than 34 thousand people work for the company.

Burger King
Company typeSubsidiary
GenreFast food restaurant
PredecessorInsta-Burger King
FoundedInsta-Burger King:
1953; 71 years ago (1953)
Jacksonville, Florida
Burger King:
1954; 70 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
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 
Revenue1,970,000,000 United States dollar (2012) Edit this on Wikidata
363,000,000 United States dollar (2012) Edit this on Wikidata
117,700,001 United States dollar (2012) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentRestaurant Brands International
Footnotes / references

There are more than 15,000 Burger King restaurants world-wide in 100 countries, and almost all of them are franchises.[6] 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.[7] In 2014, the chain's operations was merged with that of Tim Hortons from Canada, under the name Restaurant Brands International (NYSEQSR).[8] 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

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. "Restaurant Brand International: Burger King". rbi.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  4. "hamburger.com". www.hamburger.com. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  5. Hershey, Robert D. (April 16, 2018). "David Edgerton, a Founder of Burger King, Is Dead at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  6. "Number of Burger King restaurants worldwide from 2009 to 2017". Statista. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. "Burger King Worldwide, Inc. Announces Close of Transaction with Justice Holdings Limited". Business Wire. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  8. 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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