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Burger King
Subsidiary
Industry Restaurants
Genre Fast food restaurant
Predecessor Insta-Burger King
Founded Insta-Burger King:
1953; 68 years ago (1953)
Jacksonville, Florida
Burger King:
1954; 67 years ago (1954)
Miami, Florida
Founder Insta-Burger King:
Keith J. Kramer and Matthew Burns
Burger King:
David Edgerton and James McLamore
Headquarters 5505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Number of locations
17,796 (2018)
Area served
Global
Key people
  • Alexandre Behring (Chairman RBI)
  • Daniel S. Schwartz (CEO)
  • José E. Cil (President)
  • Joshua Kobza (CFO)
Products
Parent Restaurant Brands International

Burger King (often just called BK) is a chain of fast food restaurant that comes from the United States. It sells hamburgers, French fries, and soft drink. It was created in 1954 in Miami, Florida, by James McLamore and David Edgerton. Edgerton bought a restaurant named Insta Burger King and changed it to Burger King. 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. 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. In 2014, the chain's operations was merged with that of Tim Hortons from Canada, under the name Restaurant Brands International (NYSEQSR). 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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