Burger King

Burger King
TypePublic (NYSEBKC)
IndustryFast food
When it was created1954 in Miami, Florida
People who started itJames McLamore
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, USA
Key peopleJohn Chidsey, CEO; James McLamore and David Edgerton, Founders
Things madeFast food (including hamburgers, french fries and milkshakes)
Money earnedIncrease$1.94 billion USD (2005)
Operating incomeIncrease$151.00 million USD (2005)
Net incomeIncrease$47.00 million USD (2005)
Employees30,300 (2006)

Burger King (often just called BK) is a chain of fast food restaurant that comes from the United States.[1] 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. 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.[2] 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.[3] In 2014, the chain's operations was merged with that of Tim Hortons from Canada, under the name Restaurant Brands International (NYSEQSR).[4] 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.


  1. "hamburger.com". www.hamburger.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  2. "Number of Burger King restaurants worldwide from 2009 to 2017". Statista. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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