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List of countries with Burger King franchises

Burger King
Traded as BKW, formerly BKC
Industry Restaurants
Genre Fast food restaurant
Predecessor(s) Insta-Burger King
Headquarters 5505 Blue Lagoon Drive,
Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Area served Global
Key people
Revenue Decrease US$1.97 billion (FY 2012)[1]:6
Operating income Decrease US$363.0 million (FY 2012)[1]:36
Net income Increase US$117.7 million (FY 2012)[1]:6
Total assets Increase US$5.564 billion (FY 2012)[1]:12
Total equity Increase US$1.175 billion (FY 2012)[1]:12
Employees 34,248 (FY 2011)
Parent Burger King Holdings Inc.

This is a listing of countries with Burger King franchises, followed by countries which formerly had one and countries without one. Burger King has a longstanding presence at U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force installations worldwide, dating back to the 1980s under a contract with Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Today, while other chains such as Taco Bell, Popeyes, and Subway have a presence on military bases, virtually every major Army and Air Force installation hosts a BK restaurant.


Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
2007 Olayan Group Olayan's food service subsidiary, Hana International, is the master franchisee for the Middle East and north Africa. برغر كينغ (Arabic)


2011 First location is in Casablanca.
2011 First location is in Lagos.
2013 First location has opened in Cape Town (9 May 2013), with plans for more nationwide.[4][5]


Hong Kong

Burger King Hong Kong is wholly owned by North Asia Strategic, who obtained exclusive right to operate from BK AsiaPac Pte Limited.[6][7]

The first store was opened on 29 December 2007 in the Sun Arcade, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.[7]

There are currently 15 stores in Hong Kong.[8] There are 5 stores in Hong Kong Island, located in Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and Fortress Hill. In Kowloon, there are 5 stores currently in operation, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom, Mongkok, Wong Tai Sin and Tsz Wan Shan.


Burger King originally entered Japan in 1993, but due to high competition it withdrew from Japanese market in 2001.[9]

However, Burger King reentered Japanese market with an opening of the first store in Shinjuku, Tokyo in November, 2006.[10] There are currently 41 stores opened in Japan.[11]

Burger King's entrance into the Asian marketplace took place in late-1970 first in Hong Kong. In 1982 with franchisees opening stores in several East Asian countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea.[12]

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
Army and Air Force
Exchange Service
Jawad Business Group (UAE) Halal[13]
2013 Opened in Phnom Penh International Airport on March 1, 2013[14]
2006 North Asia Strategic Holdings, Ltd.[15] 漢堡王 (2006 to present) / 堡加敬 (1970s to early 1980s) / 漢堡飽王 (1980s to 1990s)  (Chinese)
Ever operated in Hong Kong (then a British colony) between 1970s-1990s
2007 PT. Mitra Adiperkasa, Tbk Burger King Closed their Burger King Stores in 1980s and open their stores again in April 2007 with the biggest outlet in Southeast Asia with managed by PT Mitra Adiperkasa, Tbk
2003 AAFES
2007 Lotteria (South Korea) バーガーキング (Japanese)
Previously operated in the country from 1993-2001[16]
Jordan American Food Co. Halal[17]
Olayan Group
AAFES location opened after the first Gulf War[18]
Olayan has license for Kuwait but there are no locations as of 2011[2][3]
2001 King Food SAL (Lebanon) Subsidiary of Oyalan
North Asia Strategic Holdings, Ltd[15]
1997 Multiple[20]
2013 Minor International & Conglomerate Opened at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on 8 July 2013
2011 Opened in Kathmandu in early 2011
2010 First Food Services Oman Subsidiary of Oyalan
Originally operated in the country in 1994-2005[21]
2013 MCR Group Halal Opened in Karachi on 5th October 2013
2005 汉堡王 (Chinese)
12,000th location opened in Beijing.[22][23]
1992 Jollibee Foods Corporation and BK Titans Inc.
2001 Premier Food Services Halal[24]
1991 Olayan Group برغر كينغ (Arabic)
1982 Burger King Singapore Pte. Ltd Halal[26]
First BK Whopper Bar in Asia[27]
1984 Doosan Corporation[28] 버거킹(Korean)[29]
2013 Softlogic Restaurants (Pvt) Ltd[30] Burger King plans to open three restaurants in Sri Lanka by end of 2013

බර්ගර් කිංග් ආයතනය 2013 වසර අවසානවන  විට බර්ගර් කිංග් ආපන ශාලා 3ක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව  තුළ විවෘත කිරීමට සැලසුම් කර තිබේ

1989 DaChan Great Wall Group 漢堡王 (Chinese)[31]
1993[32] First Food Services, LLC Subsidiary of Oyalan
2011 Opened at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City on November 27, 2011


Burger King's growth into the Caribbean ocean began in 1963 when the company opened its first location in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican locations were the first restaurants the company opened outside the continental United States.[34]

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
2012 Opened on the 27th March, second branch opened in 1st half of 2013
1985 Restaurant Associates Limited First Location in Ocho Rios[35]
1963 First Burger King in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Burger King began its expansion in Europe in 1975 with its first location in Madrid, Spain.[36]

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
1 restaurant
TAB Gıda
2008 AmRest, BK Team, Autogrill
2013-2014 Restel Returning to Finland after over 30 years, the first restaurant will be opened in Helsinki
1980 Autogrill 1 restaurant in Marseille Provence Airport, opened 22 December 2012. There were no restaurants in France between 1997 and 2012. 1 restaurant will be opened in December 2013 in Paris, Saint-Lazare Station.
TAB Gıda
1976 First BK Whopper Bar in Europe (Munich)[37]
1991 Fusion Kft.
1981 OKR Group
1999 Autogrill First restaurant opened in Milan. There are about 100 restaurants in Italy (2013).
2011 TAB Gıda The first Burger King restaurant in Macedonia was opened in August 2011 and it is located at the Skopje airport. 3 more restaurants are planned to open ultil the end of 2011.
Simonds Farsons
1988 King Foods[38] 32 locations in Norway. First location, located on Karl Johans gate in Oslo, now houses the Swedish hamburger chain Max.[39]
1992 AmRest
Ibersol Group
2010 Shokoladnitsa[40] Бypгep Kинг (Russian)
2011 Sportina Group First restaurant is located in the capital city of Ljubljana. Opened in March 2011.
1975 First location in Europe (Madrid)
Largest fast food burger chain in Spain[41]
1976 King Foods[38] First location opened in Malmö on Per Albin Hanssons väg.[42] 67 restaurants in Sweden as of 2009.[43]
1995 TAB Gıda Burger King was introduced into Turkey in 1995. The number of the restaurants is over 450 and rapidly increasing due to Turkey's privatisation programs.[44]
1977 First restaurant was located on Coventry Street in Central London

North America

North America is the company's home territory and home to its first non-American stores; it opened its first international restaurant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1969.[45][46]

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
1968 Redberry Investments Inc.[47] First international location[46]
1989 First location in La zona nueve[48]
1991 Burger King Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
N/A Originally founded as Insta-Burger King in 1954,
purchased in 1957 by current company


Hungry Jack's was the company's first Oceanic franchisee group; the company had to rename itself due to a trademark issue.[49]

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
1971 Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd Hungry Jacks is the master franchise for Australia
1994 Anchorage Capital Partners Original owners, TPF Group, sold company in 2009[50]

South America

Country/Territory Year
Owner Notes
1989 Fast Food Sudamericana S.A.[51]
2002 Samuel Doria Medina[52] 8 Restaurants
2006 Multiple Operates with a territorial franchises system[53]
2008 Kinco S.A.[54] Operated during 1980 decade.
1994 Fast Food Sudamericana S.A.[55]
1995 Grupo Vierci.[56]
2008 Multiple First restaurant is located in the capital city of Paramaribo[58]
2008 ADISER S.A.[59]

Abandoned markets

Country Year
Owner Notes
1997 Trans-Pacific Foods (TPF) Operated 1997–2003 violating franchise agreements, all stores re-branded as Hungry Jack's[61]

10,000th location opened in Sydney[62]

2003 All Burger King restaurants in Cyprus were closed down, after Burger King Europe launched legal proceedings against King Franchises (the Cyprus franchisee, that belongs to businessman Lambros Christofi) in 2012.
1980 Operated in Helsinki and Tampere for a short period in 1980s, Burger King plans to open new restaurants in Finland[63]
1980 Closed French outlets in 1998 (most of restaurants bought by Quick and McDonald's), and a return had begun at Marseille airport on Dec 22, 2012. Others to open from 2013 with no further information (Jan 14)[64]
It is unknown when Burger King left Greece. They were certainly operating in 2004 and possibly until 2009.
2004 Left on 31 December 2008.[65]
1994 Orgad Holdings Closed on 9 May 2010
Re-branded as Burger Ranch[66]
2008 Left in 2012.
2010 Opened in March 2010, closed in December 2011 due a bankruptcy.
2006 Operated in Kiev for a short period in 2006.
Left both St. Croix and St. Thomas in 1997

International subsidiaries

Burger King has approximately 20 foreign subsidiaries to oversee operations in the markets it does business.

Subsidiary Country/Territory Notes
Administracion de Comidas Rapidas, S.A. de C.V.
BK Argentina Servicios, S.A.
BK Asiapac (Japan) Y.K. Oversees franchise operations in Japan
BK Asiapac, Pte. Ltd. Oversees franchise operations in east Asia, the Pacific rim and Oceania except Australia[67][68]
BK Grundstücksverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH
BK Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
BK Venezuela Servicios, C.A.
BK (Hong Kong) Development Co. Limited
Burger King (Gibraltar) Ltd.
Burger King (Hong Kong) Limited
Burger King (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l.
Burger King (Shanghai) Commercial Consulting Co. Ltd.
Burger King (Shanghai) Restaurant Company Ltd.
Burger King (United Kingdom) Ltd.
Burger King A.B
Burger King B.V.
Burger King Beteiligungs GmbH
Burger King Restaurant Operations of Canada, Inc.
Burger King de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Burger King do Brasil Assessoria a Restaurantes Ltda.
Burger King Espana S.L.U.
Burger King Europe GmbH Oversees franchise operations in Europe, Africa and west Asia.
Burger King Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Burger King GmbH München
Burger King Interamerica, LLC  Florida
Burger King Israel Ltd.
Burger King Italia, S.r.L
Burger King Korea Ltd.
Burger King Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Burger King Restaurants B.V.
Burger King Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Burger King Restaurants of Canada Inc.
Burger King (RUS) LLC
Burger King Schweiz GmbH
Burger King Sweden, Inc.  Florida
Burger King Europe GmbH


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