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    Burger King President Resigns

  • Industry News May 5, 2000
    As of January 10, 2000 Paul Clayton has resigned as president of Burger King Corporation's North America division to become chief executive officer of The Jamba Juice Company, a 250-store concept that serves a variety of all natural fruit smoothies, fresh-made juices and soups, among other products.

    "We deeply regret that Paul has decided to leave the Burger King system," said Dennis Malamatinas, chief executive officer. "During his nearly 16-year tenure, Paul has made significant contributions to the brand, and his passion for Burger King has been boundless. He has been very influential in setting Burger King on a new path for growth, and we thank him for all his contributions and dedication."

    Effective immediately, the Burger King North America management team will report directly to Malamatinas until a final organizational announcement is made at a later date. Burger King Corporation is part of Diageo (NYSE:DEO), the international food and drinks company, that includes such brands as Pillsbury, Haagen Dazs and Guinness.

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