|Legal Name:||Burger King|
|Headquarters Regions:||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Founders:||James McLamore, David Edgerton|
|Number of Employees:||50000+|
|Area served:||United States of America and world|
|Products of Company:||multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$10 Billion|
Burger King is a popular American multinational chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants. Its headquarters are located in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. and it’s a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International. Daniel S. Schwartz is the current CEO of Burger King. Burger King is one of the most popular chains of hamburger fast-food restaurants in the world.
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Insta-Burger King was founded on the 23rd of July 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. by Keith J. Kramer and Matthew Burns. The company was very well known for its burgers cooked by Insta-Broiler. However, the company ran into financial problems in 1954 and David Edgerton and James McLamore purchased the company. They then changed the name of the company to Burger King.
Burger King initially offered burgers, French fries, sodas, and milkshakes but in 1957 they added “Whopper” to the menu. “Whopper” would become their first major addition to the menu. They ran the company successfully for several years before selling it to the Pillsbury Company in 1967. It’s worth mentioning here that Burger King was already available in more than 250 locations in the U.S. at the time of its sale to the Pillsbury Company.
Burger King’s advertisements were very well-received in the 1970s however their advertisements began to lose the audience’s interest beginning in the early 1980s. In 1978, the management of Pillsbury hired former McDonald’s executive, Donald N. Smith to help revamp Burger King. He brought several changes to the company including updating franchise agreements, making the menu broader, and brought new standardized restaurant designs.
However, his efforts didn’t translate to more sales in the long run for Burger King and he left the company in 1980. Pillsbury’s Executive Vice President of Restaurant Operations, Norman E. Brinker was then given the responsibility of bringing better times for Burger King. One of the most famous changes he brought for the company was a new advertising campaign featuring a series of ads against their competitors.
Naturally, their competitors fired back and it created a very competitive period between the top burger chains which was known as the Burger Wars. However, he left Burger King in 1984. In 1989, a British entertainment conglomerate, Grand Metropolitan acquired the company. Barry Gibbon served as the CEO of the Burger Kings for two years in which his decisions brought mixed results for the company.
He introduced new products and played a massive role in securing Burger King’s association with The Walt Disney Company. However, he was also behind the unpopular decisions of selling many of the company’s assets in an attempt to profit from their sale and workers being laid off.
In 2002, the TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners together took over the company. They made the company public in 2006 and the company had a massively successful initial public offering. They took various important decisions including employing a new advertising agency, a revamped menu strategy, a new restaurant concept called the BK Whopper Bar, and a new design format called 20/20.
Although these decisions did prove to be successful they weren’t able to completely change Burger King’s market position. In 2010, the 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake in the company for US$3.26 billion. Burger King was no longer a public company with the completion of the sale. In 2014, 3G, along with partner Berkshire Hathaway, eventually merged Burger King with the popular doughnut chain Tim Hortons,
Awards & Achievements
- Burger King was the winner of Grand Clio in the Digital/Mobile and Direct categories at the 60thAnnual Clio Awards.
- Burger King was the winner of the Grand Effie at the virtual 2020 Effie US Summit & Awards Gala for their “Whopper Detour” initiative.
Net Worth & Earnings of Burger King in 2021
As of 2021, Burger King has garnered a net worth of $10 Billion. The net come of the company in 2019 was $994 Million. The company earns from not just their wide range of delicious food items but also in the form of franchise fees.
Burger King has been an awesome hamburger chain and their products taste delicious every single time. With that being said, we wish the company the best of luck in its future endeavors and hope they continue to make amazing hamburgers like they always have.