A little found history.
One of the favorite fast food places to eat, Burger King was officially established in 1954 in Miami, Florida by two Hotel Administration graduates from a local college. Sensing that McDonald s would be a success David Edgerton and James McLamore established a fast food hamburger restaurant called Insta Burger King.
A few years later James McLamore would introduce Burger King s signature sandwich, The Whopper now dubbed as America s favorite sandwich. The menu also began to expand from simple burgers and fries to include fish and chicken sandwiches. With much success they forged ahead, but were frequently met with pitfalls, trials and tribulations in the coming years.
Burger King has been owned and sold by more companies than I care to list. The franchise has also caused controversy between rivals like Wendy s and McDonald s by claiming that their burgers taste better. The Burger King of Australia, called Hungry Jack, had trouble with Burger King over name problems since there was a name of a Pillsbury product in America called Hungry Jack and Pillsbury just happened to own Burger King at the time of the controversy.
Through all of the messes that the corporation has run into over the past 50+ years, Burger King still remains a solid foundation and a house hold name with its famous Whopper sandwich