McDonald's will soon celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ray Kroc's first restaurant, which opened in April 1955, and has been running promotions as 'A Tribute to where it all began.' Except that the first Burger King opened up in Miami four months earlier.
Moreover, when was Burger King started?
July 28, 1953, Jacksonville, FL
Who made the first Burger King?
Where was the first Burger King made?
Arguably, the first fast food restaurants originated in the United States with White Castle in 1921 and A&W in 1923. Today, American-founded fast food chains such as McDonald's (est. 1940) and KFC (est. 1952) are multinational corporations with outlets across the globe.
KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Utah in 1952.
Some key dates include: 1953: Insta-Burger King is founded in Jacksonville, FL, by Kieth Kramer and Matthew Burns. 1954: James McLamore and David Edgerton purchase Insta-Burger King and rename it Burger King.
White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. Cook Walt A. Anderson partnered with insurance and real estate man Edgar Waldo "Billy" A. Ingram to make White Castle into a chain of restaurants and market the brand and its distinctive product.
There are 5,604 Taco Bell restaurants in the United States, and it wouldn't be crazy to assume that the majority of those locations are situated in areas of the country where anything resembling authentic Mexican food is hard to come by.
1940: Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald move The Airdrome building 40 miles (64 km) east to San Bernardino, California, where they open the first McDonald's restaurant, near U.S. Route 66, at West 14th St and 1398 North E St., on May 15.
The majority of the locations of international fast-food restaurant chain Burger King are privately owned franchises. While the majority of franchisees are smaller operations, several have grown into major corporations in their own right.
Best known for founding the fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland David Sanders was born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. After his father died when he was 6 years old, Sanders became responsible for feeding and taking care of his younger brother and sister.
1. The Whopper was introduced by Burger King in 1957 at the chain's first restaurant in Miami. It originally sold for 37 cents, according to The Sun-Sentinel. Today, though the price depends on the region, most Whoppers cost $3.50.
Under Schwartz, in the first quarter of this year, Burger King's same-store sales increased 2% and net income nearly doubled to $60.4 million. Combined, Burger King and Tim Hortons would be worth about $18 billion and have more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries.
About 99% of all Burger King locations are owned and operated by independent franchisees. Today, there are more than 13,000 Burger King restaurants in 91 countries and territories worldwide.
There were 637 company-owned Wendy's restaurants worldwide in 2017. Wendy's is an international fast food restaurant chain. Founded in the United States in 1969, it now has over 6,500 outlets worldwide. In 2017, there was 5,432 franchised and 337 company-owned Wendy's restaurants in the U.S.
McDonald's restaurants are found in 120 countries and territories around the world and serve 68 million customers each day. McDonald's operates 36,899 restaurants worldwide, employing more than 375,000 people as of the end of 2016.
Burger King (BK) - is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain.
A year later, the first McDonald's restaurant opened in Woolwich, South East London. In a strange quirk of fate, Burger King opened its first UK location, in 1977, on Coventry Street, where Wimpy had started some 23 years before.
Wendy's began on November 15, 1969, when the company's founder, Dave Thomas, opened his first restaurant. It was located at 257 East Broad Street, in Columbus, Ohio.
By December 2013, there were 18,875 KFC outlets in 118 countries and territories around the world. There are 4,563 outlets in China, 4,491 in the United States, and 9,821 across the rest of the world. Outlets are owned by franchisees or directly by the company.