Burger King is a fast food restaurant chain that was founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1953 by Matthew Burns and Keith Framer under the name InstaBurger King, when the business ran into trouble in 1954 it was bought by James McLamore and David Edgerton and renamed Burger King.The Whopper, which is one of the restaurant’s most famous food products, was introduced in 1957. Burger King has around 15,738 restaurants in 100 different countries, but almost half locations are in the United States. The main products sold by Burger King are hamburgers, chicken, fries, soft drinks, salads, desserts and hot dogs.
Although McDonald’s technically started the trend of super-speedy burger flipping, the original Burger King put the “Insta-” theme front and center.
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.
Due to copyright laws that protect the Burger King name with another Australian company, BK had to go with Hungry Jacks (named after one of its franchisees) Down Under and it’s still called that today.
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.
There’s a 800-calorie secret-menu burger called the Suicide Burger and it’s completely over-the-top. Including four burger patties, four slices of cheese, bacon, and special sauce, it contains 800 calories, 175mg of cholesterol and 2,430mg of sodium.
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.
Celebrities like Hugh Laurie, Jennifer Hudson, George Lucas, Robert Downey Jr., and Jay Leno all have the coveted gold card.
Burger King started serving hot dogs when it first opened.
Sarah Michelle Gellar promoted Burger King as a kid.
In some states it’s possible to order from Burger King and have it delivered, such as Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Utah, and New York.
The monarch of burgers decided to expand its reign over hot dogs as well, offering a line of grilled franks topped with Whopper fixings, chili and cheese, and more.
Burger King restaurants can be found in many countries including Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, Trinidad, and Fiji.
Snoop Dogg helped train Burger King employees.
Burger King ranks second behind McDonald’s in famous fast food burger restaurants.
A number of locations in 13 states will deliver, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
In the 1967s Pillsbury Company bought Burger King. They owned it until 1989.
When you download the app, you get access to $30 in coupons—plus you get a free item with every fourth order on the regular when you use the loyalty program on purchases.
There is a Burger King restaurant in Illinois that is trademarked but not associated with the Burger King franchise.
With 13,000 locations worldwide, BK can be found in France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Russia, Malaysia, Fiji, Vietnam, Colombia, Trinidad, Nicaragua, and more.
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.
The logo changed from a hokey hand-drawn king in 1955 to the blue-encircled, bun-capped text of the ’90s and today.
Burger King released a cologne called Flame that featured the scent of flame broiled meat.
By 2012, Burger King shares were being sold to the public again, but 3G retained a controlling interest.
Burger King has traditionally made deals to sell movie-related merchandise including with the makers of Star Wars.
Burger King Worldwide merged with the Canadian doughnut and fast-food chain Tim Hortons in 2014, and a new parent company called Restaurant Brands International was formed.
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.
Diageo sold Burger King in 2002 to a consortium of private equity financiers, namely the Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
The Burger King logo has changed a few times over the years. Its current logo was developed in 1998.
The company expanded ouside the United States in 1963 with a store in Puerto Rico.
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.