MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burger King Corp. (BKC) (NYSE:BKW) and Restaurant Associates Ltd., a BURGER KING® franchisee, announced today that the first BURGER KING® restaurant in Barbados has already introduced tens of thousands of Barbados fans to the world famous WHOPPER sandwich®. The BURGER KING® restaurant, which opened last month, is designed in the 20/20 light format, and has been welcomed into the country with open arms.
“This new market entry is part of our overall growth plan to increase our brand presence in the LAC region, and it is exciting to see the business performing so well right off the bat. We look forward to a long and successful partnership in this market.”
“We are thrilled that guests in Barbados have embraced the BURGER KING® brand and are enjoying our great-tasting, flame-grilled burgers,” said Jose Tomas, president for Latin America/Caribbean Region (LAC), BKC. “This new market entry is part of our overall growth plan to increase our brand presence in the LAC region, and it is exciting to see the business performing so well right off the bat. We look forward to a long and successful partnership in this market.”
Restaurant Associates Ltd. partner, Richard Lake said, “BURGER KING® is the market leader in QSR hamburger restaurants in the Caribbean and we are pleased to bring to Barbados the great quality in product and services BURGER KING® is known for worldwide.”
As of early February, the restaurant has averaged an astounding 800 WHOPPER® Sandwiches sold per day. The BURGER KING® restaurant is located in Sky Mall, a fully solar powered mall. Under the expert management of Restaurant Associates Ltd., with a one-of-a-kind location within this fascinating space, and a drive thru window, the restaurant shows great prospects for the future. The BURGER KING® brand looks forward to delivering its world renowned fire-grilled burgers to the guests of the island of Barbados, as it has done with its BK® restaurant operators in Jamaica, Trinidad and St. Lucia.
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Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® (NYSE:BKW) is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates in over 12,900 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 97 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, Inc. please visit the company's website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.