We are the largest Burger King� franchisee in the world, based on number of
restaurants, and have operated Burger King restaurants since 1976. As of
December 29, 2013, we owned and operated 564 Burger King restaurants located in
13 Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states. Burger King restaurants
feature the popular flame-broiled Whopper� sandwich, as well as a variety of
hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, salads,
breakfast items, snacks, smoothies, frappes and other offerings. We believe that
our size, seasoned management team, extensive operating infrastructure,
experience and proven operating disciplines differentiate us from many of our
competitors as well as many other Burger King operators.
According to BKC, as of December 31, 2013 there were a total of 13,667 Burger
King restaurants, of which 13,615 were franchised and 7,436 were located in the
United States and Canada.