Burger King


Franchisee profitability soars for Burger King and its sister chains

Sales were positive at Restaurant Brands International concepts, including Tim Hortons, Popeyes and Firehouse Subs. At Burger King, operator profitability increased 46%.


Burger King says smaller franchisees are better and it has the data to prove it

The Bottom Line: The burger chain’s parent company argues that smaller franchisees make more money per store and are better capitalized.

BK’s Royal Perks members can submit their spin on the signature burger for the chance to win a million-dollar prize.

The Bottom Line: Even before the fast-food burger chain bought its largest franchisee, it was buying up swaths of restaurants around the country. That's a major shift for the brand.

The Bottom Line: In acquiring its largest franchisee, the fast-food chain more than tripled its investment in its revitalization and fundamentally altered its ownership structure.

Parent Restaurant Brands International plans to spend $500 million to remodel Carrols Restaurant Group's more than 1,000 locations before reselling them to smaller franchisees.

The Bottom Line: While plenty of franchises like Subway still want large-scale franchisees, there is a movement to keep their sizes down.

The big Burger King franchisee has overcome a pandemic, inflation, questions about its future and the death of multiple executives to become the industry’s best turnaround story of 2023.

The executive chairman of the chain’s parent company Restaurant Brands International said operators had too much risk, particularly on the balance sheet.

The Bottom Line: The fast-food chain introduced the product in August and, according to its largest franchisee, the product has sold well. But it’s also simple to operate.

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