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  • Last Year Rank: 4
  • Investment Range: $323,100 - $3,102,600
  • Initial Investment: $50,000
  • Category: Restaurant
4. Burger King

Company Description

Burger King is the second largest burger chain in the world after McDonald's. Known for signature food items such as the Whopper and Chicken Fries, Burger King has nearly 20,000 locations worldwide, all of which are franchised.

Founded in 1954, it is owned by 3G Capital (under the Restaurant Brands International flag), a global investment firm that formed the Kraft Heinz Company through the acquisition of H. J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group.

Burger King uses a number of franchise strategies, including relying on certain regional franchises to sign new franchisees on the company's behalf.

Company Statistics

  • Global Sales: $22,921,000,000
  • US Units: 7,346
  • International Units: 11,492
  • Total Units: 18,838
  • Percent Franchised: 100%
  • % International Units: 61%
  • US Franchised Units: 7,294
  • International Franchised Units: 11,492
  • Sales Growth %: 6.0%
  • Unit Growth %: 5.9%