Burger King – Have it your way

6 Dec

Name : Burger King (BK)

    Founder : James McLamore & David Edgerton, 2 students of the School of Hotel Administration,

openned the first restaurant called « Insta Burger King » in Miami, 1954.

    Headquarters : Miami-Dade, Florida

    Best-sellers : Whopper (hamburger)

Key figures :

–       At the end of 2010 : BK has more than 12,200 outlets in 73 countries (66%in USA). N°3 fast-food chain behind McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

–       Net income (Financial year 2010) : US$ 186.8 million

–       About 40 000 employees


Burger king openned its first restaurant in France in 1980 in Paris, Champs-Elysées. BK growth slugged whereas Quick and McDonald’s launched at quite the same time in France grown up and openned new restaurants. BK openned only few restaurants, and no one out of Paris. That is the main reason why they failed on the French market, and closed their 16 restaurants in 1997.


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