See also: Hamburgers
Burger King was founded in Miami, Florida by James McLamore and David Edgerton in 1954. It was sold to Pillsbury in 1967. It has changed hands several times since then.
In 2010 a limited edition Whopper with Brussels sprouts was offered in UK Burger King's for a few days at Christmastime.
In 1954 at the first Burger King, Hamburgers and Milkshakes were 18 cents each.
The restaurants signature burger, the Whopper was introduced in 1957 for 37 cents, and the Bacon Double Cheeseburger in 1982.
The breakfast menu was introduced in 1978 and a salad bar 1983. The salad bar was eliminated later in favor of prepackaged salads.
Burger King was one of the first fast food restaurants to use cross promotional advertising, partnering with Lucasfilm to promote the 1977 film 'Star Wars' by offering posters, stickers and sets of glasses featuring the movies main characters.
The Whopper College was opened in 1963, two years after McDonald's started their Hamburger University.
Burger King has given a lifetime supply of free hamburgers to at least 11 celebrities, including Jay Leno, British actor Hugh Laurie, and singer Jennifer Hudson.
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