Archive for the ‘Burger King’ Category

The rise of the (very) young CEO …

September 25, 2014

Even before Burger King splashed its inversion scheme, its  CEO, Daniel Schwartz, created quite the buzz in his first year.

Thanks to a successful restructuring of the company, BK has nearly doubled its net income and increased same store sales by 2%.

 

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While the company’s performance warrants the positive PR, the majority of articles focus on a non-financial number …

 

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Is that Warren Buffett driving BK’s getaway car?

August 27, 2014

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This one is too good to be true.

Burger King is planning to buy Tim Hortons – a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

Forget for a second that this is 2014 and doughnuts are, shall we say, a bit out of fashion,

Conventional wisdom is that BK isn’t strategically driving thru the doughnut hole left by Krispy Kreme’s woes.

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Though the company denies it, BK seems aimed at turning things upside down tax=wise.

You know, “invert” itself into a Canadian company so that it doesn’t have to pay U.S. taxes on money it earns outside the boundaries of the U.S.

Here’s where things start to get interesting ….

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