US Treasury Restricts Tax Inversions

While the Burger King acquisition of Tim Horton’s a few weeks ago caught many unaware, seemingly none more so than the United States Treasury Department.  A few weeks after BK acquired Tim’s and undertook a tax inversion that will save the company significant money in tax liability, the Treasury has promulgated new rules that make…

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Debt on the Menu at Burger King

Steve Rosenbush writes at Portfolio.com here’s something for Burger King Franchisees to consider as the restaurant chain is sold to yet another private equity owner. Who will pay for the $2.8 billion in bank loans that are financing the buyout, worth an estimated $4 billion, including debt and equity?

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Burger King in Advanced Sale Talks

(Reuters) – Burger King Holdings Inc (BKC.N) is in advanced talks to sell itself to investment firm 3G Capital, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, boosting shares more than 16 percent .

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McDonald’s May Sales Up

McDonald Corporation’s (MCD: 69.16 -0.21 -0.30%) comparable sales are on the rise. Although diners are now more comfortable spending as the economy eases, but they are still seeking value menu offerings. The fast food restaurant operator has witnessed an uptrend across its domestic and international markets.

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Seattle’s Best Looks for Franchise Chains

Blue MauMau reports that Seattle’s Best Coffee unveiled a new logo and brand strategy on May 11 in an effort to reinvent itself. Part of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), the company wants to explode its brand onto the retail scene through high-profile franchise chains and retailers, expanding from 3,000 points of distribution to more than 30,000 by September.

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Court: Burger King Can Set Prices

Burger King Holdings Inc. won dismissal of part of a lawsuit brought by franchisees over the $1 double cheeseburger promotion, but a Miami court will hear arguments on whether the company acted inappropriately in implementing the deal.

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BK Wages Breakfast War on McDonald’s With New Sandwich

In a new 30-second commercial from agency Crispin Porter & Bogusky, BK’s mascot, the King — armed with a flashlight and donning a hoodie — breaks into McDonald’s headquarters in the wee hours of the morning to copy the recipe for McD’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg sandwich. A voice-over says, “It’s not that original but it’s super affordable … egg, sausage and cheese on a toasted English muffin.” DDIFO MWatch the commercial….

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