Fast Food & Franchises in DOHA
Premier Food Service W.L.L – Miami entrepreneurs, James McLamore and David Edgerton, founded Burger King Corporation in 1954. Five years later, they were ready to expand their five Florida Burger Kings into a nationwide chain. By the time they sold their company to Pillsbury in 1967, Burger King had become the third largest fast-food chain in the country and was on its way to earn the second place.
The story of Burger King’s growth is the story of how franchising and advertising developed the fast-food industry. McLamore and Edgerton began in 1954 with a simple concept- attract the burgeoning numbers of postwar baby boom families with reasonably-priced, broiled burgers served quickly.
Burger King operates over more than 12,150 restaurants across the United States and in 76 countries across the world. Approximately, 90% of Burger King Restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of which are family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.