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Burger King goes Hollywood with launch of 'Spider-Verse' Whopper on a red bun

The limited-time promotion ties into the movie release of Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse, coming to theaters in June.

Financing

Did the operating environment push franchisees into bankruptcy? Sort of

The Bottom Line: Soaring food and labor costs made it a lot more difficult for restaurants to generate a profit last year. But both Hardee’s and Burger King had long-term problems that played a bigger role in those bankruptcy filings.

The struggling burger chain’s same-store sales increased 8.7% in the U.S. as its marketing efforts take hold.

Facing more store closures, the fast-food chain will only allow its better operators to expand and wants more smaller franchisees. “In an ideal world, I’d like it if they could drive to all their restaurants.”

Restaurant Rewind: McDonald’s is changing its burgers. Overhauls of well-known products can go either way. Just ask its arch-rival.

The former Toys R Us executive will take over leadership of the fast-food burger chain’s largest franchisee.

The former CEO of Domino's Pizza, lured out of retirement by Restaurant Brands International last year, was paid $117 million in stock and option awards.

The company is shuttering locations in Minnesota, Utah, Montana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota and may close more restaurants.

The big operator, which sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January and was put up for sale, is being sold to four different companies, including Burger King's former U.K. operator and a big Round Table Pizza franchisee.

The Bottom Line: The closure of 26 restaurants in Michigan is another demonstration that the fast-food burger chain has a lot of work to do in its comeback effort. And its issues date back more than 15 years.

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