The History of Burger King
The predecessor to Burger King was founded in 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, as Insta-Burger King by Keith Kramer and Matthew Burns. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees, David Edgerton and James McLamore, purchased the company and renamed it Burger King.
Where Can I Find Burger King Locations?
At the end of fiscal year 2012, Burger King reported it had almost 12,700 outlets in 73 countries; of these, 66 percent are in the United States and 95 percent are privately owned and operated.
What Does Burger King Sell?
Burger King's menu is comprised maily of hamburgers, chicken, french fries, soft drinks, milkshakes, salads, desserts, and breakfast items.