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Good articleBurger King has been listed as one of the Agriculture, food and drink good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
October 21, 2007Good article nomineeNot listed
October 24, 2007Good article nomineeNot listed
November 11, 2007Good article nomineeListed
March 12, 2008Peer reviewReviewed
July 1, 2009Good topic candidateNot promoted
March 28, 2010Good article reassessmentDelisted
October 9, 2010Peer reviewReviewed
January 16, 2011Peer reviewReviewed
January 28, 2011Good article nomineeListed
Current status: Good article
Stock post message.svg To-do list for Burger King: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2011-01-27


Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Cleanup : Generally cleanup for Good Article Review.
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  • Verify : Cite some references for claims and reports.

Scratch pad[edit]

There is a sand box to play in.

  • Restaurant News gallery of BK articles
  • Sullivan, Laurie (25 February 2008). "Childhood obesity & BK in Europe". Marketing Daily. Retrieved 17 January 2011., name="Sullivan-obesity"
  • Byrnes, Nanette (14 May 2009). "Burger King's Big Misstep". Business Week. Retrieved 17 January 2011., name="Byrnes"
  • "Burger King Corporation to Launch BK Back Porch Griller Sandwiches". PRNewswire (Press release). Burger King Corporation. 15 January 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2007.
  • David, Burrows (9 September 2010). "Turning around a Burger King past its prime". Marketing week. Retrieved 16 January 2011., name="Burrows"
  • LaCourte, Vincent L. (9 June 2007). "Social Media and the Burger King brand" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2011., name="LaCourte"
  • Swearingen, Wendy Guild (5 March 2004). "Can Burger King Rekindle the Sizzle?". Harvard University. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  • Ellis, Blake (23 January 2010). "Burger King bar debuts in Miami". Money magazine. CNN. Retrieved 17 January 2011., name="Ellis"
  • Leonhardt, David (12 January 1998). "Ground beef, sweat and tears". Businessweek. Retrieved 18 January 2011., name="Leonheardt"
  • Smith, Andrew F. (1 May 2007). The Oxford companion to American food and drink (1St ed.). Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 74–75. ISBN 0195307968. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  • Greg, Steven (26 April 2005). "Flipping Burger King" (DOC). Wall Street Journal. p. B1. Retrieved 23 January 2011., name="WSJ-Gray"
  • Garber, Amy (2 February 2004). "BK eyes salad days with low-carb menu, new ad shop: but analyst says at least 1,000 stores are likely to close". Retrieved 23 January 2011., name="Garber-Salads"
  • Horovitz, Bruce (18 August 2011). "Burger King freshens fast-food image, kicks King to the curb". USA Today. Retrieved 19 August 2011., name="Horovitz-USAT 4"
  • Brady, Diane (8 September 2010). "The Challenges Facing Burger King Buyer 3G Capital". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 31 December 2011. name="Brady-Bloomberg"
  • "Burger King builds a worldwide empire". NWI.com. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2011., name="NWI-International"
  • NYT archive
  • Beartlein, Lisa (25 April 2012). "Burger King's return to NYSE too fast to swallow". Reuters. Retrieved 25 April 2012., name="Reuters Public again"
  • Nocera, Joe (22 January 2012). "Burger King, the Cash Cow". Retrieved 28 October 2014., name="Nocera-NYT Cash"
  • "Strategic analysis of Burger King". 18 December 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  • Wong, Vanessa (3 March 2014). "How the Average McDonald's Makes Twice as Much as Burger King". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 3 March 2014., name="Wong-BB BK-McDs"
  • Vieira, Paul (28 October 2014). "Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal Clears Antitrust Hurdle". WSJ.com. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 October 2014., name="Vieira-WSJ Hortons"
  • Leonard, Devin (24 July 2014). "Burger King Is Run by Children". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 28 October 2014., name="Leonard-BB CEO"
  • Jargon, Julie (28 October 2014). "Hamburger Helpers or Too Many Cooks?". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 October 2014.</ref>, name="Jargon-WSJ coaches"
  • Delivery

Photos[edit]

Seeing that 66% of the stores are in the US, do you think that at least ONE of the photos in this article could be of a store in the US? Do we really need two stores from the UK and two from Mexico?

166.177.250.189 (talk) 04:42, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Why does it matter? Think about it, Burger King is an American company, owned by a Brazilian investment firm that is now legally based in Canada. Further, the majority of its future locations are expected to be located outside of North America within a few years. So what if the pictures are of foreign locations?
Hey, I wrote most of this stuff and it doesn't really faze me that the images used are from outside the US. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 07:07, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Why does it matter that an encyclopedic article contains representative content? Is that really what you must asked? LMAO!
166.170.39.142 (talk) 06:40, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

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What About Burger King in Middle East?[edit]

Hi. Why is there nothing in this article about Burger King's activities in the Middle East, especially considering the amount of news material on the topic over the last few years? It would seem to me that it should be included... Also, why is there limited information - almost sporadic - about the ownership of Burger King? Isn't that one of the central premises to be included in an encyclopaedic article about a business enterprise? In both cases, it seems as if a sizeable piece of information has been left out of the topic at hand... Regards, Steve Stevenmitchell (talk) 11:03, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

this is an article in what is known as WP: summary style. You would find that information in the Burger King franchises article. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 04:01, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 6 March 2016[edit]

Can you please unprotect this article? It have been protected for a long time. 66.167.141.26 (talk) 13:25, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Information icon You first need to ask the protecting admin:-
To find out which admin protected the page click on "View history" at the top of the article page (not this talk page), then click on "View logs for this page" which is immediately under the title of the page.
In this instance it was User:Dabomb87, but looking at Special:Contributions/Dabomb87 s/he has not edited since 19 January 2014, so there is little point in asking them.
You, therefore, need to go to Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for reduction in protection level explain who the protecting admin was, and that they are no longer active, and explain WHY you think the page should be unprotected. - Arjayay (talk) 13:59, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Comment - The reason this article is permanently semi-protected is that it has been the subject of numerous vandalism actions by IP editors. Each time the protection has been removed, the vandalism began in earnest and the protection had to be reinstated. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 17:15, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
protection questioned - doesn't look like vandalism ::

Although I haven't done an complete search, I looked at a couple of revisions done and disagree with calling them vandalism. They look like legitimate contributions.

I note the lack of updates to the article to recognize that BK is no longer an American company but rather a subsidiary. A transition performed for tax inversion. It seems like the protection is provided to ensure a favourable article rather than an accurate one.

I too am seeing an attempt to resist the fact that BK is no longer an American company. I wonder whose head would exlode if the leadin sentence was changed to reflect reality?P Everseeker (talk) 17:11, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPs_are_human_too I don't see the benefit to logging in - there are just too many passwords running around my head to keep another one in there. When I have contributions that are solid I put them in. I am a scientist. When I have doubts I put them in talk. Don't categorize all IP editors as spammers or you end up with out of date articles like this one.

See tax inversion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_inversion — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.103.184.76 (talk) 12:52, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 26 November 2016[edit]

I could be wrong, but shouldn't the first sentence underneath Burger King#Controversies and legal cases say 1953 instead of 1954, to reflect its original foundation year? 173.73.227.128 (talk) 02:14, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Interesting question. Technically BK was formed in 1954 following the bankruptcy of InstaBK, which, in it of itself, is a controversy.--☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 23:58, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Question: Do we count InstaBK for the purpose of this edit? -- Dane2007 talk 03:59, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 January 2017[edit]

More news on their improving their products section.. Would go good after "The Whopper was the most prominently reformulated product in this round of introductions with a new type of cheese and packaging."

In December 2016 it was announced that by the end of 2017 there would no longer be antibiotics used in their chicken. [1] Ilikerealnews (talk) 16:08, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

done, with higher quality ref. Jytdog (talk) 16:46, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Tim Hortons and Burger King to Drop Antibiotics Use in Chickens". newsline.com. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

The King of Burgers[edit]

My dad would always refer to Burger King as the "King of Burgers". User talk:M briglia05 13:41, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@M briglia05: Your dad isn't a reliable source for article content. --NeilN talk to me 20:38, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 March 2017[edit]

Please add Egypt to the list of countries that have Burger King Bambozya (talk) 11:26, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 12:33, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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hold the bacon[edit]

Under International Operations I believe it would be value added to state, in parenthesis, after "The company divides its international operations into three segments; the Middle East" the following: (In Muslim countries, beef bacon replaces pork bacon) This will let folks know that BK is understanding of local laws, customs and religions)Jerrycarroll (talk) 06:47, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

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Please Update Link[edit]

The link for reference 122 is out of date; the link loads the main website page instead of the intended article. Would someone with edit permissions please update this link?

Thanks. Hydraxan14 (talk) 00:15, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Kinda done. Replaced it with an archived copy, but same effect.--☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 23:39, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

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Original Burger King[edit]

Please bring back his image! He represented the chain from 1957 to 1969. He was heavy-set with a powdered wig and such a large Coke cup to handle with a single hand that he must have been quite strong to do it. Heff01 (talk) 04:01, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 February 2019[edit]

"in February of 2019" = "in February 2019" 2605:E000:9149:8300:94C6:FF7C:FC14:3328 (talk) 02:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

 Done Thanks! Abelmoschus Esculentus (talkcontribs) 03:59, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 January 2020[edit]

Peepeepoopoo101010101 (talk) 16:51, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

there where some mistakes in spelling

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. aboideautalk 16:57, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Pancake King[edit]

Is there a good reason why Pancake King redirects here?

Semi-protected edit request on 2 July 2020[edit]

190.86.96.139 (talk) 22:59, 2 July 2020 (UTC) The Logo is Changing to a more Retro one. https://supertrademarks.marcaria.com/bdb/trademarkImage/MS16Z3B3TzdFTnZYVmNoNG9ITW9OMjNob3A5YmEvMmhTbDgxcjR3NXVZOUdzPXxVU1RNLjg4ODk2NzEyfDY3LzEyLzg4ODk2NzEyLXRoLmpwZw==.jpg I found this in US Trademarks.
 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. The reliable source status of this link is not established. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 23:28, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Please check for typos[edit]

For one, Diageo is occasionally misspelled Diageo. Since it is semi-protected, someone with the appropriate privileges should proofread.

Co-founder of Insta-Burger King is Keith G. Cramer[edit]

The founders of Insta-Burger King were Matthew Burns and Keith G. Cramer, not Keith J. Kramer as written in the article. Please correct it.

Sources for the name:

  • McLamore, Jim; The Burger King: A Whopper of a Story on Life and Leadership (2020): "Keith G. Cramer and Matthew L. Burns"
  • Cooley, Angela Jill; To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South (2015): "Matthew L. Burns [...] and his son-in-law, Keith G. Cramer"
  • Smith, Andrew F.; Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food (2006): "Matthew Burns of Long Beach, California, invited his stepson, Keith G. Cramer"
  • Jakle, John A. et al; Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age (1999): "Matthew Burns of Long Beach, California, and Keith G. Cramer, Burns' stepson"
  • Langdon, Philip; Orange Roofs, Golden Arches: The Architecture of American Chain Restaurants (1986): "Cramer and Burns went to Jacksonville"

Furthermore, here is a scan of an advertising pamphlet from the time, it reads "Owned by Keith Cramer and Matthew Burns"

146.198.110.7 (talk) 04:16, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

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