Burger King Facts

Burger King Facts
Burger King is a fast food restaurant chain that was founded in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1953 by Matthew Burns and Keith Framer, as InstaBurger King. When the business ran into trouble in 1954 it was purchased by James McLamore and David Edgerton and renamed as Burger King. The Whopper, which is one of the restaurant's most famous food items, was introduced in 1957. Burger King has approximately 15,738 restaurants in 100 different countries, but almost half the locations are in the United States. In 2015 Burger King's revenue was reportedly $4.05 billion. The main products sold by Burger King include burgers, chicken, French fries, pop, salads, desserts, and hot dogs.
Interesting Burger King Facts:
In Australia Burger King isn't called Burger King - it's called Hungry Jacks because another company had the rights to the name Burger King in Australia.
The Suicide Burger is 800 calories. It contains 175 mg of cholesterol and almost 2,500 mg of sodium. This item is on the 'secret menu' and contains four burger patties, four cheese slices, bacon, and special sauce.
The Burger King Crown Card entitles bearers to unlimited fries and burgers. Some of the celebrities known to have the gold card include George Lucas, Jay Leno, Jennifer Hudson, and Robert Downey Jr.
Burger King started serving hot dogs when it first opened.
In some states it's possible to order from Burger King and have it delivered, such as Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Utah, and New York.
Burger King restaurants can be found in many countries including Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, Trinidad, and Fiji.
Burger King ranks second behind McDonald's in famous fast food burger restaurants.
In the 1967s Pillsbury Company bought Burger King. They owned it until 1989.
There is a Burger King restaurant in Illinois that is trademarked but not associated with the Burger King franchise.
Burger King is one of the restaurants that serves U.S. troops overseas in foreign countries like Iraq. Because of bombings at some locations the restaurants have been outfitted with shatterproof glass, ceiling tiles that can absorb shrapnel, and containers outside that are capable of providing extra protection.
Burger King released a cologne called Flame that featured the scent of flame broiled meat.
Burger King has traditionally made deals to sell movie-related merchandise including with the makers of Star Wars.
3G Capital purchased Burger King in 2010 for $3.3 billion. This company also owns Heinz and Budweiser.
Burger King serves 11 million people each day around the world.
The Burger King logo has changed a few times over the years. Its current logo was developed in 1998.
In 2016 Burger King introduced the Whopperito, which was a Whopper burger in a tortilla instead of a bun.
It is estimated that Burger King employs over 34,000 people around the world.
Some have accused Burger King of copying menu items from McDonald's due to the similarity between the Big King and Big Mac, and Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Spicy McChicken sandwich.
Burger King gets robbed by its own ex-employees, who even wear their uniforms in some cases.

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