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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Burger King

The first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida on December 4, 1954. James McLamore and David Edgerton founded the fast food restaurant chain selling burgers and milkshakes for 18 cents each.

When Burger King introduced the Whopper hamburger in 1957, it cost only 37 cents.

The Whopper sandwich, Burger King's signature product

The Whopper Jr was created by accident in 1963 by the manager of the first Burger King restaurant in Puerto Rico. The molds for the standard Whopper buns didn't arrive so he used a much smaller local bun. The result was such a success that BK adopted it worldwide and called it the Whopper Jr.

When Burger King decided to expand their franchise to Australia, they found out that there was already a food chain there called “Burger King”. This forced them to choose a different name and "Hungry Jack's" is what they came up with.
    1955–1968 Burger King logo
On April Fool's Day 1998, Burger King published an advertisement for "Left-Handed Whopper". The condiments of this whopper were supposed to be rotated 180 degrees, as to avoid spilling out toppings from the right side of the burger. It was said to be the "ultimate 'Have-it-your-way' for lefties"

The company has changed ownership five times and had more than twenty CEOs.

Burger King is banned from operating within 20 miles of Mattoon, Illinois due to a lawsuit by the owners of a family restaurant named "Burger King".

Burger King uses approximately 1/2 million pounds of bacon every month in its restaurants

60% of the fat and 31% of the calories in Burger King's Chicken Sandwich come from the mayonnaise alone.

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