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%.




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



Is that Warren Buffett driving BK’s getaway car?

August 27, 2014


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.


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 ….