Burger King

Burger King Franchise Serves Up Employee Safety

Employees are less likely to suffer from slips, falls, burns, or strains at nineteen Burger Kings because Republic Foods found a better way to handle cooking oil in its franchise restaurants. Republic Foods installed an automated oil management system from Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI). Now, employees enjoy easily managing the restaurant oil – because it can be added, filtered, and disposed of, even while hot, without ever needing to touch a drop.

BK Perks Up Coffee Offerings with 10 New Items

Burger King Worldwide revealed its refreshed coffee platform available in restaurants nationwide, blended by Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Introducing a new, 100 percent Latin American Arabicabean custom blend crafted with BK guests in mind, consumers can opt for hot or iced coffee in a variety of flavors like vanilla, mocha, and caramel. 

Additionally, for the first time ever this March, guests are invited to indulge in a café-quality latté that is rich in flavor.   

BK Sustains Customer Perception, Study Shows

Burger King seems to have dodged a consumer-perception bullet in the U.S. so far in the aftermath of its recent U.K. horse meat scandal, despite the press attention it received in the U.S., according to YouGov BrandIndex, a daily brand consumer perception research service.

In the U.K., Burger King saw its perception levels quickly drop into the negative territory when it admitted traces of horse DNA had been found in its supplies. Buzz scores in the U.K. declined from 2 percent to -15, while its overall brand health score fell from -8 to -18. 

Pac-Man is Back, and Burger King's Playing a Role

41 Entertainment announced that it has entered into a global kids promotion with Burger King Worldwide for the “PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures” property worldwide. 

The television series is slated to begin broadcast in fall 2013.

The promotion is scheduled to begin in January 2014 and run for six to eight weeks in company-owned and participating franchised Burger King restaurants. 

Guests who purchase a BK Kids Meal at participating restaurants will receive one of six themed toys with their meal. 

BK Shows Some Love with BOGO Chicken Sandwich Offer

As the Valentine’s Day decorations slowly start to appear, Burger King Worldwide is showing guests the love by bringing back a fan-favorite deal on a beloved menu item.

Now through Sunday, February 17, participating Burger King restaurants will serve up the brand’s classicOriginal Chicken Sandwich and its popular specialty varieties, including the new Philly Original Chicken Sandwich and the popular Italian Original Chicken Sandwich, with an offer to buy one sandwich, get one of equal or lesser value for free.

McDonald's Has Best Service, Value, Consumers Say

In a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, when it comes to identifying what drives loyalty for restaurants, the most commonly cited factors in determining which quick-service restaurant is visited most often are good value (58 percent), convenience (57 percent), low prices (53 percent), and fast service (51 percent).

Great-tasting food is only the eighth-most important factor in driving loyalty in this segment.

Burger King Selects Jerrell Moore as Chief Diversity Officer

Burger King Corporation, a subsidiary of Burger King Worldwide, announced the appointment of Jerrell Moore as chief diversity officer.

In this role, Moore will be responsible for continuing to grow efforts in support of BKC’s four-pronged diversity and inclusion strategy focused on workforce, guests and community, franchisees, and supplier diversity.

BK Heats Up in Central America with Franchising Deal

Burger King Worldwide announced that it has entered into a multicountry master franchise joint venture agreement with BEBOCA LTD in Central America. This multicountry joint venture is first of its kind for the Burger King brand worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, BKW and BEBOCA, a long-standing Burger King franchisee, which owns and operates 48 restaurants in Costa Rica and Panama, will establish a new entity named BK Centro America.

12 for ’12

Our athletes went to the Olympics, our science went to Mars, and our people went to the polls. But what of the restaurant industry in 2012? These dozen items from the year had the biggest impact on the foodservice landscape and shaped the industry for a potentially game-changing 2013.

An Economy in Flux

The economic recovery isn’t lighting a fire under anyone’s feet, but the economy did at least improve, albeit slightly.