Canada has been and continues to be a big part of BURGER KING® success. Due to the close proximity to the City of Detroit, Windsor and the spill of U.S. advertising into the market, Windsor, Ontario was chosen to become the first “Home of the Whopper” In Canada. The first Canadian BURGER KING® opened on Tecumseh Road in Windsor, Ontario in 1969 and the first franchised restaurant opened in Kingston in November 1976. We have grown today to over 345 BURGER KING® restaurants throughout every province of which 221 are franchised. Since 1998, BURGER KING® has experienced tremendous growth with over 120 BURGER KING® restaurants being opened in Canada.
Canada has also been a strong innovator for the BURGER KING® brand by introducing menu items such as Poutine and the great tasting flame broiled BK VEGGIE™ Canada has also been an innovator in restaurant design with its now familiar 30’ high tower structure, which usually houses a two story children’s playground.
BURGER KING® Restaurants of Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BURGER KING® Corporation. The parent company of BURGER KING® Corporation is BURGER KING® Holdings, Inc., which is privately and independently owned by an equity sponsor comprised of Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. In fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, Burger King Corporation has system-wide sales of $11.1 billion.