Burger King

Burger King (BK) 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 InstaBurger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees David Edgerton and James McLamore purchased the company and renamed it "Burger King". Over the next half-century, the company would change hands four times, with its third set of owners, a partnership of TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, taking it public in 2002. In late 2010, 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake in the company, in a deal valued at US$3.26 billion. The new owners promptly initiated a restructuring of the company to reverse its fortunes. 3G, along with partner Berkshire Hathaway, eventually merged the company with the Canadian-based doughnut chain Tim Hortons, under the auspices of a new Canadian-based parent company named Restaurant Brands International.

Contributors: ModernSpongeBobSucks, Ay
Version History:

Lists Featuring Burger King

Best Fast Food Restaurants Best French Fries
Top Ten Best Restaurants Best Fast Food Restaurants In the United States
Least Healthy Food Places in the US Best Fast Food Chains
Top Ten Most Overrated Fast Food Restaurants Top Ten Fast Food Restaurants With the Best Ice Cream
Top Ten Best Fast Food Places in 2015 Top Ten Best Fast Food Burger Places that Don't Mess Up Your Order

Related Lists

Top Ten Reasons Why Burger King Is Better Than McDonald's Best Burger King Sandwiches
Top 10 Cartoon Characters that Should Eat Burger King Foot Lettuce Top Ten Foods You Can Get at Burger King
Top Ten Burger King and McDonald's Comparisons Top Ten Best Things About Burger King
Top Ten Discontinued Items at Burger King Best Burger King Meals
Top 10 Coolest Burger King Menu Items Not Available in the United States Reasons Why McDonalds is Better Than Burger King