Burger King announces opening of its first restaurant in Antigua

MIAMI , March 28, 2012 (press release) – Burger King Corp. (BKC) and Island Burger Ltd., a BURGER KING® franchisee, announced today the opening of the first BURGER KING® restaurant in Antigua, in the heart of Saint John’s Parish.

“We are very pleased to announce our first BURGER KING® restaurant in Antigua with our franchisee, Island Burger Ltd.,” 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. We look forward to a long and successful future in the market.”

Island Burger Ltd. will help deliver the BURGER KING® brand’s world renowned fire-grilled burgers to the guests of the beautiful island of Antigua. As part of this agreement, an additional three BURGER KING® restaurants will open in the island.

“We are very excited to open our first location in downtown Saint John’s and being part of the BURGER KING® business,” said Stuart Wexelman, president, Island Burger Ltd. “Our family has done business in Antigua since 1977 and this is another exciting business venture for us. We are thrilled with the location and the affordable, great tasting and better for you menu options that we have available for our guests.”

The 2,000 square feet and 64-seat restaurant features the brand’s new 20/20 restaurant image, which is a fresh, sleek, eye-catching design. The more than 50 team members will serve guests with the brand’s complete menu of fire-grilled products, including its flagship product of more than 50 years, the WHOPPER® sandwich. All food is prepared at the time it is ordered with fresh products and ingredients of only the best quality to each BURGER KING® guest. All BURGER KING® products will be served with the HAVE IT YOUR WAY™ promise and customers can customize their meals according to their taste and nutritional needs.

Details about the restaurant:

Franchisee: Stuart Wexelman , Island Burger Ltd.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Address: BURGER KING® restaurant
Deluxe Cinema Building
Cross and High Streets
St. John’s, Antigua, W.I.
Staff: More than 50 team members


Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates in over 12,500 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 81 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 90 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. Burger King Corp. is privately-held by 3G Capital, a multi-billion dollar, global investment firm focused on long-term value creation. For more information on 3G Capital, please go to http://3g-capital.com/. To learn more about Burger King Corp., please visit the company's website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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