Burger King sales hurt by winter storms

The fast food giant claims that blizzards are to blame for a two-month drop in revenue


Associated Press
March 9, 2010 6:06PM (UTC)

Burger King says winter storms hurt its results in January and February.

In the U.S. and Canada, the Miami-based fast-food chain's sales in locations open at least a year fell 8.2 percent over the two-month period. On a worldwide basis, the sales metric fell 5.4 percent.

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Over 75 percent of Burger King stores are in the Central and Eastern U.S., which were hardest hit by storms.

Sales at restaurants open at least a year are a key performance indicator because they measure growth from existing locations rather than newly opened ones.


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