Burger King

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Burger King
Public (
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IndustryFast food
Founded1954 in Miami, Florida
FounderJames McLamore
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, USA
Key people
John Chidsey, CEO; James McLamore and David Edgerton, Founders
ProductsFast food (including hamburgers, french fries and milkshakes)
RevenueIncrease$1.94 billion USD (2005)
Increase$151.00 million USD (2005)
Increase$47.00 million USD (2005)
Number of employees
30,300 (2006)
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.[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 (

  1. redirectTemplate:New York Stock Exchange).[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.


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